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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.


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


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


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

Shotgun Shack