Monthly Archives: December 2012

9 grand

Last year, I got a custody dispute as a wedding present from my ex. It went on for 14 months, though he never stated any specific concerns except his conviction that I’m selfish and make poor choices. He lost his motions in every particular. Nevertheless, … Read more

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Solstice

Since we get Gavin for the first half of break this year, we celebrated on Solstice. It feels marvelously subversive to celebrate ahead of time. A couple of weeks ago at school, the children were all writing essays on Christmas and one of the kids … Read more

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Vow

I saw the president’s speech before I’d read anything about Connecticut. We had just come back to the hotel to rest before dinner. I sobbed through his speech and then sobbed harder when I read the various, disparate, and sometimes inaccurate reports of the shooting. … Read more

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Office, updated

I meant to tell you about my office. We’re on the 13th floor. The actual 13th floor, as opposed to the superstitious one. And the windows open. We have a view of this city you wouldn’t believe, and we love all of you from up … Read more

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Heather

She was there with us at the birth of my child. Beside me when I married — both times. She found us the house where we live, negotiated the purchase, and helped us move in. She bought us the coolest knife set you’ve ever seen, … Read more

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Licensed

I dreamed all night about bombs outside the courthouse. About the same boring haters with their same boring signs. We speak for Jesus! And we — I mean, Jesus — Jesus hates you! I dreamed about arriving too late. I dreamed about losing my wallet … Read more

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Actor

He has music before lunch on Tuesdays, but at 3 p.m., when I pick him up, he sprints from the building waving a sheet of paper. “I have lines! I have lines in the play!”

He has already memorized them, and later that first evening, … Read more

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