Archive for April, 2011

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Friday’s child

the end of April brings taxes and mortgage renewals and home insurance and end-of-term papers and the opening of lobster season and two birthdays within a week. Oscar, then Finn, always out of order, the second child born 51 weeks to the day after his brother. both Friday’s boys, loving and giving. both early. one […]

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Monday, April 25th, 2011


cake?, a photo by o&poecormier on Flickr. last year, we made Oscar’s dragon cake together, the night before his birthday party, working late into the night over crumb coats and wine. it was fun. i had visions of doing it again this year. but Posey started throwing up at 5 am the day before Oscar’s […]

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Thursday, April 21st, 2011

a pirate looks at five

my boy. we spent your last day of four home sick together yesterday. this morning you are five and the cupcakes for the preschool party are iced in blue chocolate-milk icing, a jujube dinosaur parked garishly in each. you have a cough that will not quit, but we will go to preschool with the cupcakes […]

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Monday, April 18th, 2011


there was this line in Heave, maybe twenty-five pages in: Anne of Green Gables does the Big Time. i read that line and exhaled a great, dramatic sigh and thought, there it is. the adolescent dream of a proper PEI girl. the protagonist, she’s in London. a girl from the Maritimes, twenty years old and […]

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Monday, April 11th, 2011

temples of words and light

April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire – T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland, Part I, The Burial of The Dead April is a love letter, the worst kind. it sneaks up in flowered paper and leaves you twisted and gasping at its end. its mud holds all […]

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Monday, April 4th, 2011

the sidewalk always goes somewhere

evening stroll, a photo by o&poecormier on Flickr. in the spring light i want to promise that we will pack ourselves up every evening and step out the door. i want to promise that we will watch the tulips come up and the grass return to the park down the street and i will remember […]

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