Archive for December, 2009

Monday, December 21st, 2009

promises to keep

…My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year. *** …These woods are lovely, dark and deep But I have promises to keep And miles to go before I sleep And miles to go before I sleep. – Robert […]

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Monday, December 14th, 2009

a wonderful life

we come home to a mailbox straight from central casting – all holiday flyers and cheer, so full that the top is flipped open and the envelopes dusted with snow. i drag and pull and one letter sticks, too wide for the narrow passage meant only, apparently, for business-sized communications. a Christmas card. we did […]

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Thursday, December 10th, 2009

the first cut is the deepest

i have this suspicion i don’t talk about in polite company. i don’t say it aloud. i don’t say it aloud because i hear you lurking in the cloakroom, you cackling voices of tweenage doom & gloom. ¬†these are the easy days! you caution, glorying in your foreknowledge of the horrors awaiting us, we who […]

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Sunday, December 6th, 2009

i’d like to thank my sponsors

they say you can’t win if you don’t play. i’m at the Canadian Blog Awards, this year:¬†http://cdnba.wordpress.com/. thanks to Neil & Mad & possibly some other complimentary soul, i’m nominated in three categories: Best Overall Blog, Best Personal Blog, & Best Family Blog. i’m in damn good company. and so i need some votes. like, […]

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