Archive for November, 2011

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

the terrible horrible no-good not-really-bad birthday

the day started innocently enough. a few minutes before seven, in the warm bed. oblivion. then a small beaming face barreling in from the darkness, arms laden with stuffed animals. behind him, the pitter patter of smaller feet, a smaller face, a smaller armload of companions. a bed party. presents opened. a giant coffee mug […]

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

the end of happily ever after

Oh how I wish I were a trinity, so if I lost a part of me, I’d still have two of the same to live But nobody gets a lifetime rehearsal, as specks of dust we’re universal To let this love survive would be the greatest gift that we could give. – The Indigo Girls […]

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Monday, November 7th, 2011

the thing that sucks about parenthood

domestic scene: evening. Oscar, pretending to be a busker. actually, he says he wants to be a bucker. my mind runs through a stream of adolescent obscenities before the waving guitar gives him away. ah. bussss-ker, i intone. not, uh, never mind. he is shirtless with his tiny guitar in the kitchen, one knee up […]

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

the moustache brigade

a new month. fresh and clean, with no not very many mistakes in it. in some circles, Halloween candy before 8:30 in the morning is considered a healthy start to your day. and in the name of health, ladies and gentlemen, toss away your shaving implements and grab yer wallets. the moustaches are coming. it’s […]

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