• Help Us Get Their Feet Back on the Ground

    Hello Darling Ones, I’m not quite sure where to begin. This is gonna be a heavy one and I’m gonna cry while writing it, and that’s on top of already crying roughly 48* times today. Okay, here’s a good place to begin. I want to tell you three things about…

  • Bragging & Belly Aching

    Hi Darling Ones, In 2012, after I found my biological father’s obituary, Sister #3 introduced me to the concept of ambiguous loss. This the kind of loss that’s not clearly defined by a dead body, a funeral, that kind of thing. The person doesn’t even have to be dead for…

  • Scenes from the Holiday Gauntlet

    Well, Well, Well, Darling Ones, we meet again… After sleeping until 10 a.m. this morning and taking two naps, I’m happy to announce I have survived the holiday social gauntlet thus far. I have not spoken to a human in the last sixteen hours. While I’m not quite back to…

  • Blue Christmas

    Dearest Darling Ones, I apologize in advance for this one. I’m about to do a bunch of things a writer should never do. I know this and am going to do it anyway. Mostly because I feel super shitty and I have found that typing it out sometimes makes me…

  • Fading Into View

    Hi Darling Ones, Now that I’m back I need to get this first shitty post out of my system so I can get back to providing you with the slightly unhinged, occasionally thought-provoking, and mildly entertaining content you’ve come to expect from I Will Dare dot com. For the record,…

  • Talk is Cheap When the Story is Good

    Dear Darling Ones, Have you missed me? I’ve missed you a little, but spending this much time with Sister #2 has been super fun. I cannot tell you how many times one of us has laughed so hard we either cried or could not breathe. It’s a lot of times.…

  • Thirty Years of Pearl Jam

    What is going on, Darling Ones? Happy 30th Anniversary of Pearl Jam’s Ten to all of you who celebrate. This is a momentous occasion for many reasons. Top of that list of reasons is how goddamn pleasurable it has been to see my GenX brethren celebrating. It’s delighted me endlessly…

  • Hate With the Same Level of Intensity

    Hey Darling Ones, As foretold in the ancient scrolls of yesterday, Sister #2 is here from Portland with Walter Hobbes. Fun Fact: Did you know I gave Walter his name? I’ve picked a lot of names for most of my family’s pets: Mabel, Sully, Franklin, and Wendell (before he was…

  • Can I Handle the Seasons of My Life?

    Hi Darling Ones, Last night The Youths came over for dinner. We ate pizza and watched the Stevie Nicks’ episode of VH1 Storytellers from 1998.* For the record, both of my viewing companions were born after this episode aired on VH1. In fact, I don’t even think either of them…