Archive for September, 2009

Sunday, September 27th, 2009


when i was a kid, i spent a lot of time alone. i was not lonely, not particularly. i remember myself as social, eager, a child not overly burdened by shyness. yet i spent the majority of my time, it occurs to me, in solitary pursuits. ¬†books, Lego, Barbies. i remember spending a lot of […]

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Thursday, September 24th, 2009

a back road somewhere

some things come easy. it is fall again and the light is yellow and crisp and i swear i only brought her home yesterday but there she is, Josephine walking, tottering like a blithe drunk about the house, careening into everything faster than my hands can catch her. she took her first formal steps, the […]

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Sunday, September 13th, 2009

o captain, my captain

classes start tomorrow. the campus is all preened, gussied up in Institutional Fresh, with just a hint of aspirational ivy. ¬†the air is crisp and sunny yellow in a way it only seems to be in September. and the little Lisa Simpson who’s lived in me all my life is chomping at the bit, ready […]

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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

the birthday girl

a year ago tonight, late in the dark last hour of the clock, i stepped out of my house and shut the door on a chapter of my life. i had meant to stop there, on the threshold, and breathe deep. i had meant to note, in the night air, this is the last time […]

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