Author Archives: evenshine

Dark, whispered

She held tight to the rough wooden beam as another twisting, breathtaking pain held her. And released her. As the silent figure next to her touched her forehead with a rag, she impatiently swatted his hand away. Wanting him to … Continue reading

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An Ode to the 2nd Grade Gods

Hear me, O Keepers of the #2 pencil. As you roar into view, earth trembling beneath bright-yellow wheels. I am still not ready: I cannot deliver her up to the yawning mouth of your folding, screeching door… Listen, O you … Continue reading

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Enough

I’ve been thinking much lately about how much is enough. Years ago, Real Simple’s magazine tagline was “Do less/have more”. They’ve since changed it (holy crashing economy), but it has never left my mind that: it should be backwards. Do … Continue reading

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The slippery slope…or, The Greening

I suppose it all started with antropologa. She was the troublesome one who started asking questions: “Are you going to circumcise if you have a boy?” “What kind of diapers will you use?” I don’t think anyone had ever asked … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis

I’ve come to the point where I’m beginning to think about blogging more. Things got so out of hand after the birth of #3, perhaps understandably so, but it seems like I’ve needed the time to rethink and examine and … Continue reading

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Currently

…reading a lot on my Kindle. Thank God for a perceptive hubby who knew how much I totally wanted it, despite my comic shamming that I didn’t. Currently: The Tiger’s Wife, The Fellowship of the Ring (a yearly revisit), and … Continue reading

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Born

The pains I had waited for began to come around 3am. I breathed prayers into the darkness, asking for strength and endurance and a peaceful labor. The pains were short, averaging around 30 seconds, but coming regularly, and as the hours … Continue reading

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