Monthly Archives: January 2014

grandpa

i have a friend named “grandpa.” his name isn’t really grandpa, but it’s what his grandkids and i call him. he’s the same age as my father. exactly the same age. which makes my head hurt if i ponder that … Continue reading

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where crazy lives

growing up in a house of violence, abuse, and neglect, i learned early to keep secrets. incest is the secretest secret of all. i don’t like talking about it. i don’t like thinking about it. i isolate most of my … Continue reading

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confessions of ladydates, patterns, and pendants

confession: i wasn’t in the mood to go, but we had tickets, and i figured you felt the same, and you did, and we went, and i vented some bitchiness on the way, and then i mocked his dubious broken … Continue reading

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the birthday poem

for my birthday last year, i asked my friend d to write me a poem. i was practicing asking, d is a poet, i knew d would oblige any birthday request, so my asking was no risk. d wrote me … Continue reading

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wishes for you

i’m a newbie at asking and receiving. i’ve mostly exhausted my list of people who will automatically grant anything i ask, because they were the safe ones for my beginning practice. now it’s time for me to risk asking from … Continue reading

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telling the truth…all the time

my friend t started telling the truth to everyone all the time. she tells the truth because it is the most loving thing she can do for herself and for others. when she tells others the truth, they are free … Continue reading

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please give this gift to yourself

let’s check in. begin with the breath. as soon as we think to notice the breath, we’ll likely inhale, because we’ve been holding our breath. most of us breathe shallowly. we don’t inhale fully and we exhale only half our … Continue reading

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