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It's funny what makes One think, I guess...

Without getting into too much personal detail, my intimate relationship life is pretty unusual, I’m an alpha female in a permanent yet sexually dormant (physical ill-health, his) bipolar alpha couple and I have what most would call a ‘lover;’ a younger, troubled, unpredictable, torrid, also bipolar man who’s physical location is around a 3 hour drive away. 1,049 more words

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The Privilege of Minimalism

I’ve been watching a lot of minimalist videos on YouTube since I’ve been especially broke lately. I came across an article by Chelsea Fagan of The Financial Diet. 692 more words


Some Hard-Core Adolescence Advice

Here’s a great thing about living with a teenager: after making (and consuming) wontons, you linger at the table and discover your daughter is searching for a penguin. 244 more words

Library Book Find

These early August morning, mist nestles around the house. Laundry left overnight on the line wets again. I’m reminded of the first three days I lived in Vermont – 18-years-old, in unbroken mist, concealing this new landscape. 167 more words


Postcards from Charlottesville

My daughter and her friend dug into boxes of records and gleaned out The Beatles, set up the stereo and record player in our barn, and cranked up The White Album. 252 more words


Sunday Evening

Every year at at this point in the summer – just about at the end – I have an almost insatiable desire to lie down and take a nap. 139 more words


Strong Wings

My neighbor stops by while I’m weeding my kale seedlings, asking what’s this? and this? and then stands where mulched blueberry plants edge up against a wild spread of field, heading down the back hill. 57 more words