Showers are semi-optional in when we’re in Dilley. The dirt in Dilley is a fine red sand that is good for two things: 1. growing things, like crops and grass burrs, and 2. sticking to your skin. The red sand gets into everything. It gets into your hair and clothes. You can forget lotion. All […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I sat on the toilet, and reached for the roll of toilet paper on the roller in front of me. When I pulled on it, only a tiny piece came off in my hand. Puzzled, I pulled on it again. Another tiny piece. I took the roll of toilet paper off the roller and inspected […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Today I was scrubbing out a stainless steel pot Justin brought home from his grandmother’s house. He made beans in it, and they had burned. I wondered if his grandmother, Marie, had some really awesome old-timey trick to get the crap off the bottom. I didn’t know any tricks, so even after two days of […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.