Monthly Archives: April 2013

I Tried on a Dress.

Not that trying on a dress is something all that unusual [1], but this thing happened to me when I did it this week.   Here’s the dress, above, photo courtesy of CAbi clothing. If you can’t see it, I’ll describe it to you in my high-fashion vocabulary [2]: it was green, and silky-ish (some […]

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Recalculating

I just read a lovely post by my virtual friend Annie (who writes lyrical and pointed prose and gives perfect recommendations on how to spend a couple of afternoons in New York City) about a podcast she recently listened to. Much loveliness there, but the thing that spoke to me most was this, in my […]

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Prospering

April wanes and life carries on. We watch The Incredibles on Sunday evening, eating Italian Popcorn and writing thank-you notes (which none of us are actually good at, but we try now and then). Kid 2 stretches her knee out of its brace, using my long-neglected exercise bands. We feel grateful for the things — […]

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Feeling All the Feeling

Boston. Texas. More Boston. And the things right here, inside my tiny world. When your heart is so full that it nearly bursts, How do you breathe? Where do you put it all?

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April is Poetry Month

Laughter [Such a strange looking word, And why doesn’t it rhyme with Daughter, When they look like identical twins?] Drumbeats of surprise, Almost reflexive Staccato explosions Like hiccups in Reverse Tired chuckles From bodies too exhausted To support full lung movement — even in amusement Snickers, Hidden, secret whispers behind hands Or under desks or […]

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Imma Tell You This One More Thing

I wanted to remember this: While Kid 2 and I were waiting in the “handicap access [1]” section of the lobby before Matilda started (this in on Broadway, remember? in New York? A few days ago? Remember?) we were watching people come pick up their tickets from will-call, and these two (let’s not sugar-coat this) […]

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Catch Up

WHAAA? It’s totally April, amigos. And I have been delinquent in a whole lot of my regular things. But I have such good reasons. Good Reason #1: I went to New York with Kids 1 and 2 and 7 other cute high school kids and a bunch of adult chaperones for a week of theatre […]

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