Monthly Archives: May 2011

little ironies

several people mentioned to me last night some version of “congratulations on your marriage and kid. i didn’t know.” as i drove home, i thought about little ironies. i love irony. i love self-mocking. i love that you can’t tell about a … Continue reading

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baby confessions

confession: i buy books faster than i can read them. confession: i buy wine faster than i can drink it, but i can always find help drinking wine. confession: i don’t buy enough vegetables. confession: i spent monday afternoon cooking, … Continue reading

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grateful fool

conversation with papi this morning as a reality check: me: are we in this life together til it ends? papi: i am. me: ok. me, too.   reason i asked: while running this morning i had a mental conversation with … Continue reading

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closer

it has been a long time coming and it hasn’t arrived yet, but it is closer. closer. it smells like cinnamon swirled into hot baking bread accompanied by flour, butter, and sugar in a neighbor’s kitchen, seeping through the walls, permeating … Continue reading

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confessions after paris

confession: jetlag confuses my stomach. it is already difficult for me to sense when and how much to eat. when i’m jetlagged, i can’t discern hunger at all AND i eat more than usual. befuddling.   confession: i read books (rather than sleep … Continue reading

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more love

yesterday morning my best friend sat on a hotel bed across from me and challenged me to love as much as i long to, to let ALL the LOVE out, to quit withholding, to love and love and love as much as i love. i accepted the challenge. since … Continue reading

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from charlotte, not paris

yesterday became the new official worst day of my life. the old worst day of my life transpired during august 1997 in las vegas involving my mother, a sweating minister, and a water-stained ceiling. yesterday was worse. before yesterday, it never occurred … Continue reading

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