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How Did i Get Here?

“Those are nicer cabinets than the ones I’m putting in my kitchen”.

Dan was half of a two-man crew from Habitat for Humanity, stopping by to pick up the oak cabinets i’d just had removed from my kitchen, in preparation for a massive remodeling job. 586 more words

On My Mind

Letting the Days Go By, Letting the Water Hold Me Down, poem with its title taken from a Talking Heads' tune. Gets me thinking about watching Stop Making Sense again.

LETTING THE DAYS GO BY, LETTING THE WATER HOLD ME DOWN

Published in Interrupture

Since quite clearly the world is now engaged
Upon a final war between creatures… 101 more words

Round and Round

Thirty one years ago today… Driving up that same hill.  Trees blasting color.  An unexpected forest of maples lining a four lane access road on the way into an industrial research park. 364 more words

On My Mind

Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle

About 3 years ago, i wrote about a reconnection with a long-time friend, JK.  We’d found each other again after a solid gap of five years — and vowed not to let so much time pass between our conversations. 412 more words

On My Mind

Fragility

Once when the guy I had recently started dating (and would eventually marry) was late to pick me up, I decided I should be angry. I should practice my assertiveness (something I’ve never been very good at) and let him know that I was not going to take that kind of rudeness. 1,078 more words

Shotgun Shack

Why didn't we tell our mothers?

A few years ago I was at a conference. I ended up going to dinner with several women I had met that day. We were mostly from the US,  Scandinavia, the UK, and some other parts of Europe. 873 more words

Shotgun Shack

Butterflies

I worked in a country that was just getting through a Civil War at one point in my career. I was in my late 20’s. I had very strong opinions about who was right and who was wrong in the conflict based on conversations I’d have with people in the (poor) neighborhood that I lived in, and the arrogant, right wing attitudes of the upper class who I felt brought the conflict upon themselves by their unwillingness to stop supporting a dictatorship and exploiting the poor. 1,260 more words

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