Monthly Archives: December 2007

unresolved

I don’t think I can follow through with the things I’d like to resolve for 2008. I’d like to resolve to not be so fucking influenced by those around me and to take some damn control. Although how that can … Continue reading

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balance (again)

Independence is a long, hard road. And maybe we don’t ever get to the place where we don’t need people. Should we even want to get to that place? But there’s a balance (yes, balance again) between isolating yourself for … Continue reading

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eddie and missi

The great organization event continues and tonight, I happened upon my box of scrapbooks and yearbooks. I have the usual pictures and ribbons and awards and “ice cream 90 cents” sign from the supreme court cafeteria that we all have. … Continue reading

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enough of foolishness

I feel as though I should write an introspective of my year. That I should look back and remember where I’ve been and where I’ve come and what I’ve learned (I won’t; I will remember without writing it down). For … Continue reading

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and then i bought a mac

Some things you never expect. Getting divorced. Owning a Mac. Earlier this week, I was talking to a friend about how all I wanted to do when I graduated from college was be a journalist. And I applied for every … Continue reading

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balance

Balance is like a seesaw. Or maybe log rolling. Constant movement to stay afloat. Or even adrift. The opposite of being knocked off the seesaw/log/balance metaphor of your choice and thrown to hard, hard ground, because face it. Sure, you … Continue reading

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holiday tradition

I used to think that we didn’t have any holiday family traditions, but today I realized that I was wrong. I sat with my sister, opening gifts from my mom. She said mom had shown her my gifts earlier and … Continue reading

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Scenes at an airport

Overhead, a woman on her cell phone. Her flight was on time. Could the person on the phone still pick her up? Yes? Who all was coming, then? Were they coming in to the airport or parking? What time was … Continue reading

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priorities

When cleaning out my storage closet, I happened upon this: one large box of porn and elbow braces. Understand, when I say elbow braces plural, I mean an extensive assortment of padded braces, plastic braces, those molded specifically for a … Continue reading

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on the eve of christmas eve

A whole day, a whole life ahead. What better Christmas gift than that. A world of possibilities (verbs optional). Realization that every day is new. Sometimes, you have more control than you think. Even within the confines (not so much … Continue reading

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more room for books

Long ago in a land far away, we all lived in caves or under trees or something and we collected rocks and twigs mostly so we would have something to throw at people who came to steal our tasty rat-meat … Continue reading

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the hope and freedom of a pretty snowboard

I bought a new snowboard yesterday. It is the most beautiful snowboard in all of the land, although I feel a little guilty that I evened factored prettiness into the equation. Not so guilty I didn’t buy new bindings to … Continue reading

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nothing better than this

Last night, I was taking a friend who was on his way home for the holidays and he asked me what I was going to do this weekend, since I’m not flying out until Monday and everyone else will have … Continue reading

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home for christmas

I don’t remember the last time I went home for Christmas. Not that I really feel like I have a particular “home” to go back to. I mostly think of home as the place I’m making for myself. The closest … Continue reading

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Things that are good

Walking to the bakery on a Sunday morning. Watching the water. Sleeping cats. Friends. The snow falling. A comfortable bed. Moments of happiness.

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substantialness

Sometimes I just don’t have a lot of words to write. Which isn’t exactly true because of course I always have infinite words to write. I could write forever and never stop and I would still have words left. But … Continue reading

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the more you fall, the more better you get

I was at a skateboarding park the other day (yes, I know I’m old, but old people skateboarding is not a crime!) and first, skateboarding is much harder than it looks. Look around the next time you see skateboarders and … Continue reading

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common ground

When I was little, and I wanted to crawl into a grown up’s bed in the middle of the night like little kids do, the grown up I picked was my grandma. I remember that she used to tease me … Continue reading

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