grace in small things

My mom sent me this email yesterday, for my birthday. It caused me to miss her, badly, and also to spend a solid twenty minutes ruminating on the singular unattractiveness of my toes. Keep reading…

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Random Gratitudes And Pink Boots And Other Miscellany

April 13, 2011

I’m on my way to New Orleans today, to speak at the Mom 2.0 Summit. That’s awesome and all – I’ve never been to New Orleans, so that’s exciting, and Mom 2.0 is always fantastic – but honestly, I’m getting a little tired of airplanes. Anyway. Random whatevers:

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In Between The Moon And You

March 28, 2011

It is not known precisely where angels dwell – whether in the air, the void, or the planets. — Voltaire Voltaire, obviously, never saw a small child alight upon a stair, his blankie aloft, the sun in his hair. Then he would know. They dwell here.

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Random Inspiration #637

March 24, 2011

Theodore Dreiser, as interpreted by Gary Sweeney (at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Well, in the parking lot.) This statement raises the question, of course: where does that leave peanut butter? It helps, though, if one completes Dreiser’s quote – “… gathered on wings of misery and travail” – and you realize, oh, he’s [...]

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Things That Are Awesome, Random Wednesday In February Edition

February 9, 2011

Things that are awesome: 1.) Being asked to open Disney On Ice / Toy Story 3 On Ice – in a tutu – and knowing that a portion of ticket sales will be donated to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy in Tanner’s name. I’m probably going to cry, which is going to be disorienting, you know, [...]

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Skinny Jeans And All

January 21, 2011

In the comments to yesterday’s post, someone remarked that, in their opinion, any flak that I get for whatever is probably due to the fact that I am incessantly negative and that incessant negativity is irritating. For someone who does live a priveleged life (sic) and has a great family, you spend an inordinate amount [...]

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You Say You Want A Resolution

January 5, 2011

This past weekend I tried to explain New Year’s resolutions to Emilia. “A resolution is something that you decide that you want to do in the upcoming year. You say it out loud or write it down, on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, so that everyone knows what your resolution is.” “But you’re [...]

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Going Far Ahead Of The Road

December 30, 2010

My eyes already touch the sunny hill. going far ahead of the road I have begun. So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp; it has inner light, even from a distance- and changes us, even if we do not reach it, into something else, which, hardly sensing it, we already are; a gesture [...]

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Of Frankicense And Myrrh And Coffee And Sprinkle Donuts

December 28, 2010

In our little town, there is a charming little main street filled with antique stores and specialty shops and charming little cafes – two of them – at which you can buy lattes and cappuccinos and pots of tea with cookies on the side and sit at little round tables and have quiet, gentle conversations [...]

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A Room Of Her Own, With Candy

November 24, 2010

This is still very much a work in progress – I have yet to acquire a sufficiently big candy jar, and the Buffy The Vampire Slayer DVD collection still isn’t unpacked – but it is coming along and it is making me very, very happy. The trendy term for it is ‘Mom Cave,’ but for [...]

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