Cinnamon the Talented Dog, Chapter I

Tiller is kind of crazy about writing lately. Tiller says that these are “Beginning Chapter Books.” Cinnamon the Talented Dog is book one in an as-yet-unnamed trilogy about the adventures of two dogs. We decided to record her reading each chapter so that her grandparents could see her work.

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Baby Nostalgia

Another way that I know I am old? Nostalgia for the good old days. You know, back when I had babies. I was sick yesterday and got into the old videos. Any parent knows that this is a downward spiral. Videos of my babies when they were babies are just like crack. Sweet, sweet crack. […]

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Clark Griswold, Robert Gibbs, Bartimaeus, and Jesus

No, this is not the beginning of a joke. It is the only title i could come up with for this post that covered it all. It started out that I was posting about Todd’s high school friends’ husband’s light display, and veered off into a discussion of my Mother-in-law’s failed dreams for Todd’s future, […]

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For Roswell, and for Spanky. RIP.

A friend of mine is being buried today. I could not make the funeral and I am sad about that. I know that there are others who couldn’t make it either, but that we are all there in thought and, some of us, in prayer. Charles (we all called him “Spanky”) was not a close […]

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Come Sail Away

In case you were wondering why I have forsaken writing for video, Todd got an awesome Vado video camera for Father’s Day. I have taken it over. I LOVE it. Hence all the video of late. This song, though, has deeper meaning for me now. I heard it in the car when I went to […]

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I Want to be an Elephant

Tiller: [Crying and arching her back on the couch.] Me: “Baby, what is it?” Tiller: “I want to be an elephant!!!!” [More crying.] Me: [Under my breath.] “Good luck with that.” Me: [Aloud] “Why do you want to be an elephant?” Tiller: “I want to be able to pick stuff up and pour it on […]

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Melancholy, Twisted, Beautiful

Just finished writing an obituary for my dying grandfather. It made me feel weepy and it made it seem real that he won’t be with us much longer. Felt the same heaviness when i dropped off a porch swing that he made with his own two hands at a friend’s house last night. It did […]

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Hardest Laugh

Okay, my neighbor Scott is over hanging with Todd (I went to Wine Night at friends’ in East Atlanta) and he just witnessed me laughing the belly laugh, crying my guts out, can’t breathe laugh over this. If you have not seen this cat before, you are missing out. And I don’t usually like stupid […]

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Decemberists Overkill

So, a friend of a friend went to The Decemberists show that I raved about a week or so ago. She drove to Atlanta from Columbia to see them, then went and saw them the next night in Raleigh. Her pictures are much better and she even got a little video. I also found some […]

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