My mother passed away two days after Christmas in 2016, and in the year following her death and going through my mother’s belongings I came to realize that, to some degree, she was hoarding.

Now I myself know the difficulty of throwing some things away, or the mild worry of…

I was out of half & half this morning, and it was early, around 6am, so I had to spend a few moments figuring out what would be open. Once I settled on a store that wasn’t too close but close enough, I sent a text to my sleeping daughter…

“You were wild once here. Don’t let them tame you.” — Isadora Duncan

I was out of half & half this morning so at 6am tried to figure out what would be open. Once I settled on a store that wasn’t too close, but close enough, I sent a text to my sleeping daughter in the off chance she woke while I was…

Melissa Hassard

Writer, editor, mom, activist, poet. Wears a mask. melissahassard.com

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