lucky me

This was originally posted on the beautiful Beth Ann’s blog, It’s Just Life.  I wanted to re-post it here, to fill in some story about my general grief progress.  I wanted to re-post it today because today is (USA)Thanksgiving, and with all this talk of gratitude, I wanted to feature Beth Ann who puts legs […]

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and yet and so and still

I never know the things I write before I write them, but it’d be a lie to say that I don’t plan for them.   I am a planner, through and through. Blog posts start in dreams and conversations, and I add sentences to them day by day, nap by nap, until the time comes to […]

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<3

In November of 2010, I was living in a quiet town in Orange County with my husband, Dave, and our two cats.  We owned a shop, where we showed off the work of local artists.  In December of 2010, I was accused of a crime at my job and, in the process of dealing with […]

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hummus is the only perk

Or, “An Overly-Accurate Dating Profile” I make my own hummus. I have about five go-to variations. It’s not that I love hummus. In truth, I’d prefer salsa and chips, or veggies and ranch, or crisp celery dolloped with peanut butter. I just like making hummus. It’s a hobby. I also write a blog. It’s like […]

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quasipolitica

I wasn’t going to post this anywhere, but I didn’t want to lose it.  It is, obviously, a very long read and it applies to almost no one who regularly reads this blog.  I thought about posting it on Medium or some such, but y’all know I’m a WordPress girl, so here it is.  I’ve […]

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you are loved, in the active voice.

I don’t remember learning how to love, originally.  I only remember the origins of little love-habits. I remember holding onto my stuffed elephant, tucked safely in my right arm always– a light grey beast with pink-tinted ears. He must’ve been a foot tall, if he could have stood on his own, but he couldn’t. He […]

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september 29

A panic attack in the middle of Long Beach.

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oh nothing

I almost shut down my blog yesterday, on a whim.  I logged in, pushed the new post button out of rote memory, and then paused. The blank screen is so familiar to me that it rarely looks blank to me. I see the completion of its message, or at least the start. The cursor isn’t […]

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