Archive for June, 2007

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

and i’d like to humbly thank…er…think

bless me, the bounty. Thordora, thinking blogger and one of the most original and frank voices in my corner of the blogosphere, is callin’ me names. and i like ’em. the Thinking Blogger award is one of my favourite bits of badgy bling that go around out here. yes, it’s been bestowed upon me before. […]

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

this wasn’t the post i wanted to write tonight

nope, not at all. i was going to regale you with more of my deep thinky thoughts on the cheap methadone that is facebook, or make fun of Dave-who-is-now-my-coworker in order to cover the fact that i’m actually really kinda enjoying working alongside him and realize how lonely i’ve been for aspects of our adult, […]

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Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

and then there were three

so, um, there are three people living in our house. did you know? ’cause we really weren’t entirely prepared. but lately it’s been pretty clear that we’ve not only got a baby, we’ve got a whole new roommate living here. (plus Clementine, of course. our cat. she’s good people, even if she does shed.) the […]

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Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

nine to five

um…has anyone seen my brain? i swear it was here just a minute ago, minding its own meandering business and picking its nose trying to look vaguely competent. it had just come home from eight hours of meetings and project ‘familiarization’ and was trying to juggle the dirty diapers and figure out whether babies like […]

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Monday, June 18th, 2007

stay-at-home mom goes back to work and discovers you really can’t have it all – a haiku

in seventeen succinct syllables, my first day at work. i can has whole day at desk? yays! but no bloggingz? oh noes! cruel joke, world. clearly, my calling as a poet is clarion. but my calling to sit for eight largely unbroken hours in front of a computer with no diaper changing, no singing, no […]

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Saturday, June 16th, 2007

come away, human child

Come away, human child, to the water and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. – William Butler Yeats, 1886   little Liam died yesterday morning. Liam Stewart Inglis, six weeks old, son of Kate & Justin, brother to Evan, twin to Ben. […]

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Friday, June 15th, 2007

end of an era

this is it. it’s Friday afternoon, sunny and warm again, finally, after a week of unseasonal temperatures and misery. Oscar is napping in the room next to me, breathing heavily because of the cold and ear infection that continue to dog him. i know this for sure, this diagnosis, because we went to the doctor […]

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Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

face 2 facebook

i graduated from university, the first time around, in the spring of 1993. on a late April morning, i packed up the little old Datsun i’d borrowed from my grandmother, sucked up my raging hangover, kissed the boy i’d spent three years with – my first real love – goodbye…and drove out of that tiny […]

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Sunday, June 10th, 2007

build a ladder to the stars

the Just Posts rolling around on the calendar always gets me thinking about what really matters to me. what i consider social justice to mean, and to require of me. what i consider a life well-lived to be. what i want O to learn, from me, about what it means to be human. all these […]

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Friday, June 8th, 2007

as the worm turns

do you ever get the sense that i get just a little too much pleasure out of being, erm, disappointed by life? that too much happiness might make me blotchy and damp…and if the world really coughed up sunbeams and roses all over my lawn, i’d move? yeh, me too. but maybe not right away. […]

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