Monthly Archives: July 2013

Satisfaction

I’m going to tell you this thing that’s true right now, but isn’t always. But right now it’s true (like I may have mentioned) and so I will share it, because it’s good to be true. I am satisfied. I like my life. I enjoy the people with whom I share my days and nights, […]

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Remain Unnamed

Years ago, I used to see her always: Cook things at her house. Help her fold her laundry. Once we made sweet bread — Zucchini or banana, I don’t remember. It hardly matters now. When we pulled it from the oven And sliced it hot and crumbling, She spread the slices with butter. It’s never […]

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When I Know I Did One Thing Right

When my kids come to me, from their nightmares, or from their parties, or from their heartbreaks, when they come to me for comfort, for validation, for vindication, then I know. I know that — for that moment — I am HOME to them. I am, for that kid, for that second, the place to […]

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Introducing Jenny Proctor

Guys, I have a new friend for you. I’d like you to meet the (truly) lovely Jenny Proctor, whose book “THE HOUSE AT ROSE CREEK” is available right now.  Here is the description from the Deseret Book website, (one of the places you can order yourself a copy). Deep in the rolling hills of North […]

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Journaling

I was just writing about some memories of my mom, and how they’re foggy and unreliable. And here is a list (unedited, unproofed, and possibly completely untrue) of things I’m sure I remember about my mom. Things I actually remember: She said “Dammit” once when she was mad. I laughed, but not out loud. I […]

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Reading

Here in the Independent Study Class of Fabulousness, I’m reading Romantics. Poets, novelists, essayists. And I just finished my assignment from Mary Wollstonecraft, “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman” which was written in six weeks. (*WHAT?!*) It’s interesting in the way any Romantic era writing is interesting (read: why say it in thirty words […]

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How to Get it to Rain

(A Drought-Year User’s Guide) 1. Stare at wilting plants and withering grasses for a month. 2. Gasp in shock, every day, when you somehow forget what 90+ degrees feels like in your yard. 3. Sleep with the AC on, even though you live in the high mountain desert, and everyone knows it gets very cold […]

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Schooling

It’s my turn. I’m taking an English class. See, remember how I got a job? Teaching English? And how I don’t actually hold a teaching degree? Or an English major? I’m totally on my way to remedying that. Also, I just spelled remedying correctly. First try. (Twice.) So I’m taking a British Literature class. Reading […]

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