Archive for August, 2011

Monday, August 29th, 2011

the droids you are looking for

watching Star Wars for the first time, a photo by o&poecormier on Flickr. the year Star Wars was released, i was five years old. i’d never been to a movie, even a Disney fairytale: my mom would take me me to Candleshoe in the theatre later that year, but at the time i had no […]

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Friday, August 26th, 2011

you have too much stuff

yeh, you. really. you. okay, fine, not you. but you. and you. and me. We Have Too Much Stuff. all of us. i know this because last night i sucked half a century of dirt and dog hair into my lungs, and as God is my witness, before i expire from some dread disease caused […]

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Thursday, August 18th, 2011

King Solomon probably had a sister

when we came back from California, the kids – courtesy of their grandparents – met us at the airport. it is a tiny airport, smaller even than Charlottetown’s. no pretense of gates: they were standing by the chain link fence as we descended on to the tarmac. i heard the shouts of Mommy! from the […]

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Monday, August 15th, 2011


Dave at Davestock, a photo by o&poecormier on Flickr. the beach is in front of him, sunset pink over the mountains of the opposite shore. the water is glass, the beach, pebbles. old tree stumps gnarl and twist in the bonfire. his parents’ fishing shed is visible behind him. the cottage, replete with antlers, looms […]

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Thursday, August 11th, 2011

how to bring your spouse to BlogHer

California was mythical, even in reality. San Diego was a whirl of sunshine and parties and fish tacos. i don’t eat fish. i almost never stay up for 24 hours dancing and talking about porn and philosophy with people i’ve never met before. i don’t often read my own words to crowds of thousands, or […]

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Monday, August 1st, 2011


my grandmother’s passport, WWII, a photo by o&poecormier on Flickr. when my grandmother was not quite nineteen years old, she married a boy from the farm down the road. she was a country girl, a second daughter of four. she did not get a honeymoon. she got a passport, expedited. a few weeks after the […]

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