Search Warrants

“I think I’m going to put in for a search warrant. What do you think?” The detective asked. “The search warrant is your call, but—” I looked around the apartment. There were streaks of blood on the carpeting that looked like drag marks. Blood was smeared on several of the walls as well. The decedent was lying face down on […]

On Someone’s Shit List

Becky sobbed uncontrollably. “How could she be so insensitive?” “Oh, Sweetie,” Clarissa said, “You know how that woman can be. Always thinking about herself.” Clarissa rocked Becky in her arms. Judy came out of the kitchen carrying a tray with a teapot and several steaming mugs. She placed the tray down on the coffee table, placed coasters down in front of Clarissa […]

A Shocking Death

It was the middle of summer. A bright, sunny day. The victim was found in her backyard. She was lying on a plastic chaise chair, wearing a swimsuit. Next to the chair was a free-standing fan that was plugged into an extension cord. The victim’s hand was resting on top of the fan. There were no signs of trauma or […]

Doogie Howser: The Junior Fellow

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Yesterday, I took the baby back to the doctor to get her foot looked at. If you don’t remember from last week, I had A LOT of questions for this pediatric orthopedist. Is she allowed to walk on her foot? How do you corral a […]

Biodegradable Grass

“Wow!” Becky said, after viewing a tutorial Clarissa put together on how to part a small child’s hair. “That’s fantastic. Do you think she’ll watch it?” “It’s hard to say with that woman,” Clarissa said. “It’s a shame to see her poor child go to school with uneven parts in her hair. I mean, what message are we sending our […]

Poor Girl

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, This isn’t related to baby girl’s scoliosis. But it is related to her ongoing pediatric orthopedic care. That’s why you’re reading this under the scoliosis series blog posts. Saturday night, baby girl was in the bathroom with me. She tripped on the edge of the […]

What about her vagina?

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, On Saturday afternoon, I took the baby to the doctor’s office. “Well,” the doctor said. “The strep culture came back negative which means your baby most likely has herpangina.”   via GIPHY  (Friday evening) Bed time was its normal state of total chaos at our […]