Archive for September, 2011

Monday, September 26th, 2011

a philosophical treatise on beating the persistent jackass nature of time

sometimes i miss grief. (a ridiculous thing to say, really. it is the speech act equivalent of wrapping oneself in tinfoil and swinging from a rooftop TV antennae in a lightning storm. HIT ME AGAIN, it dares. it lies. or if you understand it as a wish for things to be anything but otherwise, it […]

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Monday, September 19th, 2011

not all who wander are lost

i used to travel. a long time ago, Dave brought to my attention the handy fact that anyone who uses the words “used to” to describe an activity is rarely actually engaged in that activity anymore, only hanging onto it. a piece of identity. i cringe a bit when i say “i used to.” when […]

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Saturday, September 10th, 2011


you bounce, of course. you always bounce, legs like Tigger and a spirit to match. but when we are forty feet off the floor and you are hanging partway out the viewing window cut into the cinderblocks of this old gym, i get nervous. my hand seeks purchase on your wiggling person: i grip the […]

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Monday, September 5th, 2011

end of summer

(photo courtesy of the lovely & talented @BethPJohnston) a bonfire on the beach on the last night of summer. by next summer, we will have a cottage here. we hope. for now, sandy feet and salt and smoke in our clothes on an unseasonally warm September night. small bodies racing down the shore into the […]

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