On the Verge

Jody Casella
The world is broken. The world is beautiful. And I am compelled to write about it.
Created 16 Jun 2021
  • I was going to say
    05 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    that every time I paint a room in our new-old house, I hate the people who used to live here. But that sounds harsh and I don't really hate them. First, I don't know them, and all I'm going by to just...
  • Every year I forget
    28 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    there are nearly two sticks of butter in the sweet potato casserole recipe, and every year I say, as I am softening the two sticks of butter, Oh My God, I can't believe there are two sticks of butter ...
  • Good Soup
    21 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    So, you know how I keep giving people soup? Well, it suddenly occurred to me that I had no idea if this soup was actually... good. I mean, the people I've sent it to say that it's good, but maybe they...
  • It's snowing
    14 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    and I didn't even know it was supposed to snow today. These are big flakes, a thick downpour of them, and so odd-looking against the backdrop of trees, the branches still hanging onto their yellow and...
  • Falling back
    07 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    I am wide awake at 4 AM but I stay in bed until 5, the dog still snoozing peacefully on my husband's side of the bed. He's out of town, visiting with his parents several states away, and I am thinking...
  • Lately I am trying to break old patterns
    31 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 0 3
    For example, I let the dog lead me when we take our walks. I've heard it's a thing you're not supposed to do. You're the human and she's the dog. But I like to see where she wants to go. The usual lef...
  • I keep sending people soup
    23 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    To friends and family members who are sick. To people grieving over lost loved ones. This is not soup I’ve made myself. It’s called Spoonful of Comfort. I found the place online last year when I was f...
  • Anxious People
    10 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Sometimes I get to the end of the week and I want to write about the things I've been thinking about over the course of the week, but all of the things are things I'm not sure I should write about. Be...
  • How to do nothing
    03 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    I'm reading a book called How to Do Nothing. It's not really about doing nothing. It's about understanding how we're all being manipulated to click on stuff, buy stuff, tweet stuff, comment on stuff, ...
  • The part where the world is beautiful
    26 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 2
    He called us a few weeks ago to tell us his secret. He had a ring. He’d bought it a year ago and he’d been hiding it all this time, waiting for just the right moment. He was living in Germany. His gir...
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