Monthly Archives: January 2010

And a burden was lifted…

My brother Jay never claimed he was innocent. He has, from what I’ve been told, been extremely forthcoming since the night of his arrest about the crimes he committed.  He told us, at the time, that it was a relief … Continue reading

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An Open Letter* To @Avitable On His Birthday

The first appearance of Abrittable Dear Adam, According to Flickr, this picture was taken on April 17, 2007.  It’s the very first picture we took of the two of us the weekend I flew down to Florida to see if … Continue reading

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Unforgivable

I am a person who believes in forgiveness. That belief defines me.  It gives me hope and faith and strength.  It tells me how to look at the world and what to do with my anger.  It brings me peace … Continue reading

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The next time someone says “are you sitting down?”, I’m going to hang up.

I don’t remember what day it was when my mother called. A week ago, I think. I don’t remember what I was doing at the time. Something in my kitchen, and I was smiling. It didn’t occur to me that … Continue reading

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What I Saw On My Birthday – A Video

So, there are tons and tons of pictures and stories to tell from my 30th birthday party. But, well, um, I’m still kind of too busy to put all those together for you.  So instead, I’m going to be really … Continue reading

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Like Yin and Yang On LSD, I Think.

I keep thinking about how I want to come here and tell you thank you.  I want to express how grateful I am for the kindness of loved ones and strangers and how all of it has reminded me that … Continue reading

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I don’t know what to say other than, it’s in the papers, so I might as well tell you.

I don’t know where to start. I should start at the beginning, but I have no idea where that is. What I know, is that in the paper, there is this:  “IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man arrested Thursday … Continue reading

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Perfection. Which is funny, because I have no ending.

There is an ornament that hangs on my mother’s tree that is little more than yarn and popsicle sticks.  There may be a small strand of silver garland attached to it, although I’d be surprised if that part has survived … Continue reading

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Is It Too Late For 10 Things I Learned In 2009? (See also: rhetorical questions.)

You know why blogs are better than babies? Because you can ignore them for days and days and weeks and weeks and they are still here. Don’t try that shit with babies.  Seriously. I plan to tell you all about … Continue reading

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