Monthly Archives: January 2014

Bigger than you?

I can feel this tension in my chest when people start talking about being the bigger person. It’s such a creepy expression. If you’re the bigger person then who’s the smaller person? Are you intentionally naming a smaller person?

I’m bigger than you are! Why … Read more

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In the beginning you were born

Dear Mary:

Tomorrow you’ll be 43, which means I’ve known you forever. That’s what 43 means. I’ve known you since I could articulate the need for something better. Since I could articulate need.

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Perfect

My grandfather died last month. And one of the discoveries, in the aftermath, is that he was married to another woman before he married my grandmother. Apparently this news has shocked people. What I find shocking is that anybody attempts to keep family secrets.

Adoption. … Read more

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