RECENTLY ON RL
- Brad Nelson
There is a difference between getting older and growing older. At thirty-three, I'm still very young, but there's enough going on in my world to get me thinking about the difference between the two. Not the least of which is that my firstborn just turned seven. Just yesterday she was this tiny little dream come true. Now she's this tall, intelligent little girl who is quickly becoming a young woman. Already I'm numbering my days with her and dreading the prospect of a life where she doesn't live with us forever; foreboding joy as Brene Brown calls it.
- Jen Wise
“Sir, are you really calling the police because there is a squirrel with a long tooth in your yard?” – Police Department to my husband.
In his defense, he had to call. It was Saturday morning and we were wrapping up a leisurely waffle breakfast when I noticed a new squirrel in our backyard. This little guy stood out because he was eating his waffle (don’t judge – it’s their weekend too, you know!) on the right side of his mouth. Sticking out of the left side was a gigantic tooth that looped up and around, rubbing the fur off his face. A quick Google search told me that this squirrel was not going to survive unless someone caught it, sedated it, and trimmed that crazy tooth. I knew we needed to get help - call animal control – this is an emergency!