Monthly Archives: October 2009

My shame. Come look at it.

This is what Emma looks like when she needs a haircut:   This is what Emma looked like last week, when she was way beyond needing a haircut:   This is what Emma looks like after she has finally gotten … Continue reading

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Murky Waters (or – I could totally be Wynona Riders’ character in Bettlejuice)

“How are you?” I hate that question. Hate it. I hated it before because the answer was always too depressing, or not depressing enough.  The question was loaded with expectations and a desire to help an unhelpable situation. I hate … Continue reading

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Today

Jared is moving home today. It’s taken me 12 13 14 tries to write that sentence out. Actually, I’ve written that sentence over and over and over again – it’s what comes before and after that sentence that keeps tripping … Continue reading

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Was Blind, But Now, I See

“God, give me clarity.” It was the only prayer I could manage, laying there on the edge of my bed at 3 o’clock in the afternoon on a work day. I’d been fading in and out of numbness for almost … Continue reading

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Little Girls Who Make Their Mothers Live

“I watched them, thinking that little girls who make their mothers live grow up to be such powerful women.”  -Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Pray, Love I read those words and stopped for a second, wondering if an editor in some … Continue reading

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Monetizing Pain

I spent my weekend at a conference about making money online. Correction. I spent half my weekend sitting in a conference about making money online thinking, what the hell am I doing here?, and sending an incessant amount of snarky, … Continue reading

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We Break From Our Regularly Scheduled Drama To Do Something Good

Kevin of Always Home and Uncool has asked me to post this as part of his effort to raise awareness in the blogosphere of juvenile myositis, a rare autoimmune disease his daughter was diagnosed with on this day seven years … Continue reading

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We Break From Our Regularly Scheduled Drama To Do Something Good

Kevin of Always Home and Uncool has asked me to post this as part of his effort to raise awareness in the blogosphere of juvenile myositis, a rare autoimmune disease his daughter was diagnosed with on this day seven years … Continue reading

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One More Chance

He sits across a table from me, and begs for one more chance. He’s so certain.  So sure.  He loves me, he says.  He knows it.   He loves our life, our family, our Everything We’ve Built Together.  He loves it.  … Continue reading

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