Entries Tagged as 'Daily'

And as I turned to make my way back home, the snow turned into rain.

December 30th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Daily

I didn’t think I was feeling the holiday spirit this year, but then I started listing my joys from the past week and the list looks like it might actually smell like Christmas: 1. Ate black bean samosas at a cat cafe. (If you aren’t allergic to cats I recommend finding a cat cafe that serves […]

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And so this is Christmas, and what have we done?

December 21st, 2016 · 10 Comments · Daily

The past eight days have found me suffering from the same throat and nose thing that has infected everyone I know (along with their extended families and co-workers). I’ve had to cancel on lunches and coffees and cookie baking parties and family Christmas parties and here is a photo that was taken yesterday when I […]

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Your costume eventually becomes your style.

December 18th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Daily

I’m not kidding. Not even a little bit. (The (very wise and somewhat spunky) woman who helped me choose my frames told me that you live only once. (She actually said “You only live once” but I’ve never liked that arrangement of words.) She then told me that these frames are “perfectly severe” on me. I’ve […]

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And the other thing.

December 15th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Daily

In the spring of 1989, a friend called in the middle of the night to see if I wanted to go out for coffee. I changed out of my pajamas and walked across the street to his dorm, where he told me that I looked like Tracy Chapman. (Fast Car was a big deal back […]

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It stays awake at night and hoots in the key of F.

December 7th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Daily

First I went into the bathroom, took a photo of my fist, and questioned my hair. Me: Hair, are you looking the way I want you to look? Should I rethink you? Hair: I’m just hair. I then signed a yellow sheet of paper to let everyone know that I don’t have AIDS and that I’m not […]

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The record shows I took the blows and did it my way.

November 30th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Daily

A few years ago, a friend of mine created an amazing piece of art with vegetables. She posted a photo to Facebook and one of the first comments was, “You have too much time on your hands.” I exploded with anger. (I’m only slightly exaggerating.) We all have the same amount of time. (Give or […]

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29 down and 1 to go? Is that all there is to the circus?

November 29th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Daily

I never skip over an analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird. (For those of you who aren’t in the know, my 11-year-old daughter is named after Harper Lee. Shortly after we brought her home from the hospital we discovered that she was born on Harper Lee’s birthday. She’s a great writer. Also, my firstborn dog’s […]

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

November 28th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Daily

Several years ago, Harper made a list of the things I love the most during the Christmas season. This morning I found the list in a cookbook I was using to make a big batch of bean chili. (Five different types of beans! Black! Pinto! Kidney! Garbanzo! Lentils!) The list made me happy because: 1. […]

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Poetry for the 27th

November 27th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Daily

All of the ends are woven in. All puppies have been hugged. I drank hot tea with thumbholes in my shirt. And now I’m creatively drugged.

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We Gotta Get Out of This Place

November 26th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Daily

I received this text from Meredith while searching for a book with Harper. “Skating” from A Charlie Brown Christmas was playing at Barnes and Noble. It was preceded by “Me and Charlie Brown” from the same album. Meredith knows that “Skating” is the second song on the album. She also knows that “My Little Drum” is […]

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