Archive for March, 2010

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

the long dark bedtime of the soul

i am heavily asleep, each time, somehow. this is not possible, and yet i would swear it true. after three wakeups in the same night, deep sleep only occurs right in those precious three seconds before the next bloodcurdling scream of ma-mAAAA!!!! ¬†i lift my head as if from a pool of sticky cobwebs. i […]

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Saturday, March 20th, 2010

little plastic castle, or the what the f*ck ever happened to Liz Phair?

…they say goldfish have no memory i guess their lives are much like mine and the little plastic castle is a surprise every time – Little Plastic Castle, Ani diFranco, 1998 it takes about ten years for hindsight to focus, for the dirty judgement we call clarity to settle on a bygone era. before that, […]

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Sunday, March 7th, 2010

astigmatism

for months now, i’ve been feeling like i can’t see straight. ¬†metaphorically, i’m used to that. literally, not so much. not anymore. about the end of seventh grade, i got my first pair of glasses. i’d been having headaches for awhile, a couple of years. my mom took me to an opthamologist, who snapped lenses […]

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Monday, March 1st, 2010

easy as A B C

a Sunday afternoon. after a morning spent almost entirely in motion and frequently in peril of minor injury, the wild Josephine has been bagged – sleeping-bagged – and corralled in her crib with an entire safari of stuffed animals. there is silence. except for her brother. Oscar no longer naps, a fact against which my […]

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