Balance

Excerpts from an ongoing dialogue my friend Nessie and I are having concerning Niger in particular, and famine, starvation, and AIDs in general. Nessie: Please forgive the soapbox but I’ve been especially touched and saddened by the current situation in Niger. As I’m sure you’ve all been seeing or reading about this in the news […]

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Major Fucking Spoiler of the Day

In case the newspapers haven’t realized it, there are people out there who rent whole seasons of certain shows (Six Feet Under, for example) on DVD. This puts us a season or two behind the regular viewer. So, when you write a review of the latest airing of the show on HBO, it would be […]

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Back in the Old Neighborhood

In my dream, I am leaving the area around the back of my old subdivision. I am walking home and it is early morning, just about dawn. I see each house and yard just as they looked back in the ’80s of my childhood. I can even remember the names of the people who live […]

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The End

You know any shred of cool you once had is completely obliterated by parenthood when you get a local list of arts and entertainment coming to your town and the only show that you actually consider is Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Coloring Book. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. . . .

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Introducing Scarlett

It seems like my posts are often inspired by op-ed pieces i read in the NY Times. This morning’s inspiration was an article written by author Alice Hoffman, entitled The Books of Summer. The article explores the phenomenon of associating a book that you read with a particular summer of your life, much like one […]

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Oh, The Weight of the Guilt

The mommy guilt, that is. I work ten hours a week on a contract that should have been up in November of 2004, but which continues to drag on and on and on. It is hard to complain, when i can work at home, be with my little man, and get paid for it. It […]

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L&D (Laborious and No Delivery)

I had some bleeding the other day. Here is what I wrote about the experience the next day. (yeah, yeah, I’m a little behind.) Okay, so i called the mw this a.m. and they told me to come in and get checked. They would work me in. Nurse Jackie puts the monitor thingy on me […]

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