Once Upon a Time

A long, long time ago (2002) in a galaxy far, far away (Seattle), my friend Alison scored tickets for something called the “Second Chance Prom.” It was supposed to be for people who were losers in high school (like us) who didn’t get a chance to attend their prom (or something went horribly wrong if they did). Well. It was …

Vanessa McGradyOnce Upon a Time

Angel Cakes

Today I had one of my favorite conversations ever. It went exactly like this:Him: I’m writing a song about you. It’s about how you’re my angel.Me: I don’t think I can be your angel. I swear way too much.Him: It’s called “My Fucking Angel.”

Vanessa McGradyAngel Cakes

Sound. Tree. Falling. Woods.

I’m pretty sure I’m supposed to pray at this point. My Uncle Mike, the guy who stepped in for my dad when he was alive and after, the guy who led the charge in the biggest battle our family ever waged, the guy who taught me it’s good and important to be funny, might be slipping away from us. He …

Vanessa McGradySound. Tree. Falling. Woods.