Archive for June, 2011

Monday, June 27th, 2011

the addictite

it is late on a Sunday night and i’m beached on the couch, weary and bloated and wracked with mild – if transient – anxiety about the state of the world and my place in it. business as usual, with hormones. Dave Skypes me from the other room, on the other side of the French […]

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Monday, June 20th, 2011

people who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have any

i wake at three-something because i feel him leave the bed, and i wrest the earplugs from my ears. Posey. she has been waking regularly lately, a froth of nightmares of bats and cows. he comforts her. i am awake anyway, so i go in, pull quilts up around small chins. we slip back into […]

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Monday, June 13th, 2011


when he hung the baby swing on the one branch in our backyard that could possibly be trusted with a swing, it seemed that summers yawned out ahead of us before we’d have to grapple with the fact that the playhouse – fondly referred to as the “babyhouse” since the August before Posey was born, […]

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Monday, June 6th, 2011

these pictures of you

mommy & Posey watching, a photo by o&poecormier on Flickr. long before my grandfather died, i stole my childhood photo album from his house. ‘stole’ is perhaps too strong a word. i laid my claim to the psychedelic satin-covered relic, waved it in front of my grandfather, asked if i could take it home. he […]

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Friday, June 3rd, 2011

the show must go on

i’ve never been in theatre, even if my mother used to call me dramatic. daily. but i was once – like most seventeen-year-olds of the human species – utterly and pretentiously enamoured of all things dark and mysterious and deliciously supernatural. so when i was seventeen and my high school English class took up Macbeth […]

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