Monthly Archives: September 2013

a letter any of us might have written

i almost reached out to you today. i wanted to lean on you, to tell you what hurts and why it hurts. but then i remembered that we aren’t that person for each other anymore. we were for a while. for a while you … Continue reading

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happy confessions

confession: i danced sufficient hours last night to rub blisters on top of blisters.     confession: i received my second set of birthday presents last night. i received my first set of presents in the mail early last week. because this year i have challenged myself to love receiving as … Continue reading

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nobility

“The truly noble life…is to live one’s life just as it really is. All the aspects of [life] that one has been in flight from are actually the very things that make life noble…. When we see a person who accepts … Continue reading

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full moon confessions

confession: i’m imperfectly practicing receiving. this week i’ve received a breakfast taco, borrowed books, an opportunity to participate in an art project, and a shot of tequila. if you want to challenge me, give me something really good.   confession: i’m looking for … Continue reading

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rachel

my jewish pseudonym is rachel cohen. (i can tell you this, because what i write as rachel, no one ever reads. what i write as rachel are my spiritual fantasies.) in my persona as rachel, alan cohen is my spirit uncle, … Continue reading

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confessions with a couple lies

confession: one of my writer friends (like bar friends, because you only see your writer friends on thursday nights at writing workshop or weekend writing retreats, like you only see your bar friends when you go to the same damn … Continue reading

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my friend d

last week my friend d wrote a love poem and read it in writing workshop and nobody said much which made her wonder “do people even like love poems?” because i was ireland last week, she emailed me asking that … Continue reading

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