Archive for February, 2010

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

hitler has only got one ball

my grandfather is back in the hospital. for two weeks, he was out. in a community care facility, a convalescent ward carved out of the old, cavernous, high-ceilinged Protestant hospital where i drew my first breaths. ┬ádecommissioned thirty years ago in the name of ecumenism, the place has been relegated to the old and the […]

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Saturday, February 20th, 2010


he caught me on Facebook chat. i have all the balls and forthrightness of Piglet when it comes to cutting conversations short. my mother raised me polite to a fault, especially with people who make me uncomfortable. but this conversation got ugly fast. by the time i managed to pull my parachute and eject, he’d […]

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Sunday, February 7th, 2010

snips and snails

here’s the truth of it, in all its ugliness: raising a boy is making me a better person.┬ánot a better parent, mind you. but a more rounded human being. i didn’t know i needed reinvention. but turns out those beer ads from college were correct: what does not kill you makes you strong. or at […]

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

done & doner

on Friday, we had a snow day. and a very small special guest. Theodore is seven weeks old. he’s a jetsetting babe, born in Korea just before Christmas, now circling the globe meeting his grandparents. he has the cutest passport picture in the world. his parents are good old friends, of ours and of each […]

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