There Is A Here

May 29, 2012

there is a here and that here was a town(and the town is so aged the ocean wanders the streets

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They Say It’s Your Birthday, And That You Want A Kitten

May 21, 2012

It’s my birthday today. My husband has been asking me for days what I want. I don’t know what I want. A day off, maybe. A day off, with a nap. Which is totally not going to happen, not today, anyway. By some accident of fate, I’ll be spending part of my birthday this year [...]

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you shall above all things be glad and young

May 17, 2012

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals the power of your intense fragility: whose texture compels me with the color of its countries, rendering death and forever with each breathing… nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands.  (and then… ) here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the [...]

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He Can Be Your Hero, Baby

May 16, 2012

The superman… has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative. — Nietzsche. (And what is the leaping, be-clogged Space Ranger but an Uber-Mensch? What is he, indeed? Ecce Jasper.)

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A Day For All The Other Mothers

May 13, 2012

(Because she celebrates me every day. Because she is – as she said – so lucky to have me. Because it’s worth knowing that, and saying that.) (Check out Every Mother Counts. Because they do.)

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A Cucumber A Day, And Some Tequila

May 4, 2012

So, this party that I’m going to have. It’s coming together. But it hasn’t been easy. You can’t just get materials for a Kittens, Firemen & Tequila Party at your local party supply store, because they tend to not keep kittens and firemen in stock. So as I’ve already made clear, the fireman is going [...]

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Make A Wish

May 1, 2012

Make a wish, and let… it… go. (Way, way up, to soar and soar and soar and dance and touch and kiss the clouds.) (This is how we navigated, with our children, the sometimes difficult truth that balloons – and especially Disney balloons, which cannot be transported home on airplanes to live out their natural [...]

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The Happiest Place

April 27, 2012

Okay, look. I’m just going to give you fair warning: I’m going to dork out a little here. Actually, a lot. I wasn’t expecting to dork out, even though I have a very low threshold for dorking. But I did dork out. I am dorking out. About being at Disney World. As a Cast Member. [...]

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Happiness Is A Margarita And A Kitten

April 16, 2012

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a cute fireman holding a kitten and a bottle of tequila will capture the attention of any red-blooded woman within kitten-sensing distance. Or, rather, it is a truth that I have acknowledged, although I’m pretty sure that few would disagree with me. Yes, I know that I’m dealing [...]

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The Work Of The Heart

April 15, 2012

I barely wrote a word last week. Part of it was, I was exhausted. Exhausted in body, exhausted in soul. I had thought that I could land back in America and just hit my usual stride, not missing a beat. Well, maybe one or two beats, beats that I would skip-hop over with some poetry [...]

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