November 2012

Somewhere Out There

November 29, 2012

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This is the place that I am at. I can’t talk about what I am doing here, because it’s for a story in a magazine that is not the online kind of magazine that tells stories in real time, and because it’s not in real time I can’t tell my own version of the story in real time, so.

I can say this: over the past two days, I have traveled mountain roads and met beautiful children and saw a goat being born and had the best shower of my life. Among other things.

And this: that the story, when it comes, will be a good one.

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Tale As Old As Time

November 14, 2012

This girl. This girl turned seven today. I’m not sure how it is possible, but it is. Once she was one, and now she is seven, and I don’t know how we got from there to here or how we will get from here to the next there, and so on, and so forth. Every [...]

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For Every Storm, A Rainbow

November 13, 2012

When I was six years old, my family home caught fire. We escaped out an upstairs window, climbing onto the sundeck and then dropping what seemed an interminable distance to the ground below where people wrapped us in blankets. There were firemen there, and firetrucks, and lots of people standing, in their nightclothes, at the [...]

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Hurricane Sandy, In Numbers

November 7, 2012

The week of Hurricane Sandy, in numbers: Days that I was more or less trapped in an apartment with two small children: 7 Days that it took before I cracked open the bourbon: < 1 Days it took for me to finish the bourbon: > 1 Bags of Halloween candy consumed: 4 Bags of Halloween [...]

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