On Popularity

Note: This post is part of the Donna G Project. This is written to and for my boys. My social life starts, ends, and centers on one thing: the Chief. So naturally, it is here where our story begins. We met in 2nd grade. I remember running into his mother in the grocery store and … More On Popularity

About My Mother

Note: This post is part of the Donna G Project. This is written to and for my boys. I will begin with the flaws, because they are glorious. My mother’s defining characteristic was her smoking. My mother was the best smoker in the world. Credible estimates have her between 4 and 5 packs a day. … More About My Mother

About Your Mother

Note: This post is part of the Donna G Project. This is written to and for my boys. When I met your mother, I was fresh off the road. I had literally lived in my car for the past year. I hiked National Parks, stayed on friends’ couches, got thrown out of bars. Then at the … More About Your Mother

The Donna G Project

My wife’s friend (Donna G) was diagnosed with breast cancer this past year. She had a mastectomy, treatment, all that – and at this point all results point to a complete recovery. This summer, at the pool, I got into a conversation with her, and it was one of the best conversations I’ve had in … More The Donna G Project