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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Cosmic Microwave Background

On the drive into work Tuesday morning I listened to icon Kathleen Hanna on the Going Through It podcast. And went on to have a Le Tigre sort of morning. Just the thing after a long holiday weekend. But then I went out on my lunch walk. Curse you, Phoebe Robinson! Listening to her podcast, [...]

Superheroes Who Create

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post. I don’t want to talk about how busy I’ve been but let’s just say life has been full. Very. Full to bursting. There are a number of half-finished drafts cluttering up my folder. Some of this may be old news but it’s still worthwhile. As [...]

It’s Getting Kinda Hectic

Mother’s Day has always been fraught for me. I barely survived a terrifying mother and have, thankfully, been estranged from her most of my adulthood. My own motherhood has been complicated but joyful. My surviving child is an amazing young man. Our lives would have been very different if those two interrupted pregnancies had not [...]

The Complexities Of Time, Space and Grief

Grief can be relentless. Other times it gives you a little more breathing room, only to sneak up on you with a sucker punch. Anniversaries have always been the hardest for me. Thirty years ago today my brother Tom died. I have been grieving for 2/3 of my life. I still think about him every [...]

Reality Is Thin Enough

The Heart of the Beast May Day Parade has been a huge part of my life since I was a young adult. I’ve taken my son nearly every year of his life. Yet there have been rumblings for a while that the organization is struggling, like many other arts organizations locally and nationally. From MPR: [...]