Don’t DIY

We sat on the porch of their beach house, painting. My grandfather, master woodworker, had made me a beautiful trashcan to go in my big-girl room. It was just a bin for used tissues and clothing tags, but because he made it, it was crafted with supreme care. The quality wood would last for decades. […]


On May 12, 1997, my life changed forever. My baby sister was born. Much to my dismay, my parents did not name her “Trash Can” like three-year-old me wished. Instead, they called my future friend Hannah Danielle. We had moved from Ohio to Georgia. I learned to care by learning to love Hannah. But sometimes, […]