grace in small things

PS, I Love You

May 14, 2010

Palm Springs was amazing. I wandered the desert and climbed mountains and ate sushi and lounged in spas and met the Lord of the Cellos and fell in love with a three-legged dog…

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Beauty, Unexpected

May 13, 2010
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Love Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry For Taking Lots And Lots Of Benadryl

April 22, 2010

I’ve been meaning to post a list of the ten things that I love about motherhood. Having posted about the things that I hate – albeit with a corny post-script about loving the love, in spite of it all – and having read all the wonderful comments about the silly and sublime things that other [...]

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Easter Morning, April 2010

April 4, 2010

According to current exchange rates, one Creme Egg = one small hollow chocolate bunny, three medium-sized solid chocolate eggs = two Creme Eggs, one handful of pink and yellow jellybeans = three chocolate-marshmallow eggs. One brightly colored hard-boiled egg has no value. Don’t even try to use it on the open market.

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Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

April 2, 2010

Featuring racing scooters adorned with transgressive plastic purses- shut up, plastic purses are always trangressive when carried by cowgirls on racing scooters – and starring Toady as a Hankshawnian thumb. ***** Elsewhere: the Easter Bunny confronts his own transgressive nature as an owl-fighting ninja; my mother reflects upon the perils of raising pranksters, and also [...]

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Where The Wild Fauxhemians Are

March 26, 2010

Jasper flees a hipster.*/** *I’ve tried to teach him that the correct course of action when approached by Hipsterus Indomitus is to drop to the ground and curl into the fetal position, protecting his belly and shielding his “I Don’t Know Who This Is” Che Guevara onesie from view, but clearly, he has his own [...]

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The Hannah Montana Project

February 16, 2010

Emilia loves Hannah Montana. She’s not entirely sure who Hannah Montana is – she’s never seen the show or heard the music – but she knows that some of the older girls at school like her and that the boys don’t like her and that she has something to do with music and dancing and [...]

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Ceci N’est Pas Une Joke

January 19, 2010

This is what passes for humor in our house. You’ll be forgiven if you get confused and think you’ve stumbled onto rehearsals for a kindergarten performance of scenes from the works of Ionesco. Yeah. I didn’t get it either.

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Ghost Skaters In The Sky

January 13, 2010

I’m trying to figure out how to write my ghost story. It’s my solace, it’s what I cling to, it’s the closest thing that I have to proof – proof! as if there could be such a thing – that the love and the light that was my father did not just snuff out, did [...]

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The Never-Ending Story

December 31, 2009

The question was: what story are you telling yourself right now? (And, can you give yourself permission to change the ending?) The answer was: this year, this decade, is ending in sadness. This year, this decade, is ending and my heart is wrapped in grief. But: I can give myself permission to change the ending. [...]

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