Monthly Archives: September 2012

Anal say what?

I don’t know if you’ve guessed already, but I’m a Type A. And when I was a kid that manifested as a 5:45 a.m. wake time, shower, sensible breakfast cereal, and Bible reading. Nobody told me to do these things. I scheduled them myself. Once … Read more

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Villainy

We were watching Once Upon a Time, when G said, “She’s sad because she’s evil.”

“What if she’s evil because she’s sad?”

“She should stop being evil and then she’d be happy.”

“Is that how it works?”

“Maybe not. Catwoman is only evil sometimes. And … Read more

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My only deep place

She is crying.

“You be me,” I say. “So you’re me. And you know that I’m having this horrible pain, and that my left ovary has an awful fibroid, and also a cyst that is filling with blood, and that my legs are seizing. Knowing … Read more

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Rehab

So, let’s say that you believe government is evil. Does that mean, at the time of the women’s suffrage movement, you would have worked against the right to vote for women because voting means participating in evil? Or, if you believe the military is dangerous … Read more

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Jane Goodall

It always seems so corny to talk about personal heroes, but let’s do it anyway. I fucking love Jane Goodall. Not just for the standard reasons: she’s brilliant, passionate, an advocate, brave beyond description, kind, and she tells a powerful story. I picked up her … Read more

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Wherever you are

We want all kinds of things for our children. We want them to be healthy, to be surrounded by thoughtful, kind and supportive friends. We want them to love and be loved. We want them to be patient and reasonable. To enjoy their lives. To … Read more

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Worst Hard Time

Last week, my wife sprinted into the bedroom, said she needed my help, and left a trail of blood to the bathroom. She’d sliced deep cuts into both hands when a wine glass splintered. Never mind she was supposed to be finishing pieces for an … Read more

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The big bad wolf

He has the longest eyelashes I have ever seen on a human. He’s tiny and well spoken. He pulls his legs up on the rock wall where we’re sitting as we watch the other kids spin like tops on the horrifying centrifugal force ride at … Read more

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