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Portrait of a Mother

She answered the door wearing neither makeup nor shoes. She wore a t-shirt and cut off denim shorts and a closely cropped haircut that was devoid of any styling product.  She smiled as she opened her home to me and … Continue reading

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Tell me about cancer, because I don’t know what it’s like.

A couple of weeks ago I sent out a twitter that said, simply, fuck cancer. I added a brief end note to a post that same day explaining that someone close to us had been diagnosed. That may be the … Continue reading

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Parenting: when you need a little perspective

What a difference a week makes. Last weekend I was at parenting rock bottom.  At least, it felt like rock bottom at the time, except that term suggests a one time hit before climbing your way back up.  But parenting … Continue reading

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Annnnd, now we’re crying. Awesome.

From Jared via IM this morning: “I showed your video to Brenda and meika then they started clicking on your other videos and apparently there is a video of me doing the hoky poky…….” From me to Jared via IM … 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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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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A Hole At The Table

My family is having Thanksgiving dinner without me today. My mom and my brothers, along with the rest of their families, will gather around a table and turkey, 1400 miles to the north of me in a small ranch house … Continue reading

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Cool and Uncool.

Things That Are Not Cool: >> Having both of your children sick at the same time. >> Waking up in the middle of the night to find one of your children throwing up in your bed.  On your sheets. >> … Continue reading

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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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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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