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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Without You My Life Would Be Boring

The kid is counting down the days til the school year ends. We’re both looking forward to the end of 6am alarms. Maybe we’re morning people, but not that early in the morning. When summer camp begins we’ll be able to sleep in until 7am and that little hour will make a big difference. Just [...]

Empty and in the Moment

We’ve had some good times lately, personally and regionally. Recently the boyfriend and I celebrated his birthday out of town. With a stop in Milwaukee (for brunch with a friend), and then on to Chicago to see Boris. Wonderful times that were over too quickly. But we returned to our home state just as the [...]

Sunshine Made Her Cry

Here we are again. Twenty four years ago today my brother Tom lost his battle with leukemia. Recently someone made a video using an abridged version of David Foster Wallace’s memorable “This is Water” speech, which is a little odd, but watching it this morning hit me particularly hard. I can’t help but think of [...]

Pushing On a String

Some days I am baffled by my fellow Americans. Like in the case of the 5yo in rural Kentucky who shot and killed his little sister. Here’s How the Rifle That Just Killed a 2-Year-Old Girl Is Marketed for Kids. Disgusting. And “this was totally unexpected.” What? How? How can you give a very young [...]