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What If This Is As Good As It Gets?

This morning at work I glanced at my desk calendar to schedule a meeting. The calendar was still on its last page, and filled with scribbles of end-of-year meetings and lunches and parties and plans. It was full, and it … Continue reading

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i don’t know where prayers go

(the morning after the morning after) I HAPPENED TO BE STANDING I don’t know where prayers go, or what they do. Do cats pray, while they sleep half-asleep in the sun? Does the opossum pray as it crosses the street? … Continue reading

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(beauty the brave)

PEONIES This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready to break my heart as the sun rises, as the sun strokes them with his old, buttery fingers and they open– pools of lace, white and pink– and … Continue reading

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Just Write- The Deep End of Parenthood

I am sitting in a tiny French bistro near my house. The coffee here is good enough that I don’t need to add milk, a plus since I have cut out milk after Tigerlily’s arrival. I planned to write, for … Continue reading

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Five for Five: Word Up & Just Write

  A word is dead When it is said, Some say. I say it just Begins to live That day.” – Emily Dickinson (“A Word is Dead”) Don’t say it, you beg him, but silently. In your head you are … Continue reading

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Five for Five: CHANGE

I grab my little boy’s hand and guide him across the parking lot. He clomps along somewhat gracefully beside me, not resisting. His hand is tiny and almost weightless, and I have to squeeze it a bit to make sure … Continue reading

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One Name To Convey It All? Help Me Name My Baby!

“What, you want me to name someone? You want like a name? Oh, God, the pressure of a name… I got it. Cindafuckin’rella”– Kit, to Vivian, in Pretty Woman. I am officially name obsessed. I’ve always been keenly interested in … Continue reading

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