Monthly Archives: July 2010


Ahhh, illegal immigration. The protests, the marches, the pictures of huddled masses yearning to breathe free. I have to say, I wasn’t surprised at the recent brouhaha in Arizona, when, at the most dramatic last hour, a judge blocked certain portions … Continue reading

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A Soup of Sorts

I think I mentioned that we’re moving. This will be the fourth move in as many years. The first was moving into an apartment, as I adjuncted and R struggled to find a job. Then we downsized into a smaller … Continue reading

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I grieve

For a dear friend in mourning…I posted this quote for her a while back. Why is it that we are doomed to sorrow? I think it’s because we love. “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch changes

When the Prophet (now 27 months) was born, I wrote a steely recap of the induction. Birth stories are usually full of sentimental, usually lovely descriptions of the amazing and overaweing process of bringing a child into the world. Mine is … Continue reading

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Yeah, baby!

  I write likeP. G. Wodehouse I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! Um, I think? It’s been a while since Brit Lit, but this is the Jeeves guy, right? I suppose this makes sense, since … Continue reading

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Twenty-seven months

You are stretching into three. Waking at six every morning, without regard for a) time slept b) rain clouds or c) your desperately tired mommy, you break into squeals of joy at finding your sister still miraculously asleep in the … Continue reading

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The buck stops

Dear Administrator, Thank you for my $465 raise. I just want you to know how head-over-heels I am about it. No really. I am turning cartwheels in my (shared) office, trying not to hit the (antiquated) computer equipment in my … Continue reading

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