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Books, and a Picture

So I wrote a book. Or rather, I wrote half a book. My good friend Bromleigh McCleneghan wrote the other half, and I should stop right here and say that I wouldn’t have written anything at all if Bromleigh hadn’t called me nearly four years ago and suggested I apply for a week-long writing workshop […]

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Boston, This Time

Back in the summer of 2010, shortly after my sister and her husband moved to Boston, Harper and I went to visit. She had just turned three, and turned out to be a most delightful travel companion. We had such fun that we decided it should be an annual tradition. However, Lynn and I were […]

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Six on the Sixth

1. I registered our big kid for kindergarten today. So there’s that. 2. Jonathan has entered the eating-Cheerios stage. He’s quite adorable, and so proud of himself, when he manages to pinch his little fingers together in just the right way to bring a Cheerio to his mouth. It also means that we have entered […]

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The Post I Should Have Written on May 9

I couldn’t quite figure out what I wanted to say in the wake of North Carolina’s primary election on May 8. You know, the one in which voters agreed to amend the constitution to ban gay marriage and civil unions (and any other legal domestic partnerships for any couples). It’s a terrible amendment. It shouldn’t […]

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Room 37

I moved into room 37 four days after the attacks of September 11. I studied Hebrew flash cards in that room. I read Dorothy Day’s The Long Loneliness and Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies, and at least one of the Niehburs, and plenty of other texts that have, along with the grammatical rules for Hebrew verbs, […]

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Twelve on Twelve, sort of.

Let’s call it several on the twelfth and a few from the weekend before, and one from last month.   1. Daffodils, outside our side door, the first sign of spring. They’ve been beautiful, but their days are numbered. 2. The whiteboard on our fridge that keeps us organized. That’s a relative term, of course. […]

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Eleven Turns to Twelve

Just before dinner tonight, our garbage disposal clogged up. It may be that someone was over-zealously stuffing vegetable scraps into it without thinking. (It wasn’t Rob, we don’t let Harper use the disposal, and Jonathan doesn’t even know how to use his hands, so…) Rob donned his superhero cape and fixed it, which turned out […]

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