Monthly Archives: December 2010

say no to licorice

I’m sick again and waking up with headaches and coughing and coughing and cOUghing with a brain full of fuzz. The radio frequency has gone dead or I’m just off the map at the moment. Hiking around in the middle … Continue reading

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Hand puppets AND Neon?!

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Steeping the holiday spirit

I went around to about 5 bazillion stores today trying to find a nice jacket for a little boy. You’d think in the middle of winter, in a wintry place where the frost laces the roof tops every morning, finding … Continue reading

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Christmas far from, close to home

Every time around this year I get an enormous pull to go home. I allow myself to miss my family, to think of them for longer than one minute and of course whenever I do that I realize how much … Continue reading

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Spring Forgotten Summer

*Because it’s so cold outside: an oldie* When a yellow jacket lands on the hood of my car “Unstick,” I say and ask Karma for a shot of vodka. She looks at me like I’ve rollers in my hair, laughs … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

How do we live as artists? I don’t mean what we do when we’re alone, the couple of hours during the morning or the night that we are actually doing the thing we love, the writing or painting or singing … Continue reading

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Oh Joni

It’s official. I’m convinced. My mom was playing Joni Mitchell while I was tucked away in her belly. Even as a girl, I loved her and now, well she’s a light to follow, a truth, a standard, a freedom. “She … Continue reading

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The long walk

It’s 16 degrees outside. Probably colder now that the sun’s set has left a black oil spot through the window. I don’t want to go out which is maybe why I’m lingering longer at work than I normally do. There’s … Continue reading

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A day ahead

When I do the puzzle pages at work, I always look at the horoscope. I feel like fate’s sidekick since we always work a day ahead of the real world. On Monday’s, I work for what will be Tuesday. It … Continue reading

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A woman out in the cold

The roofs shiver against an alabaster dawn. The steam and the mist, the radiating whispers of a woman rising, heat rising, warming. She plucks crystaled glass like jewels from a box, hangs dew held by the night’s oyster from her … Continue reading

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