Monthly Archives: August 2011

You bet your ass I got back up

I’ve started playing soccer once a week with a co-ed team. I haven’t played soccer since junior year of college when I was 20 years old and I don’t know what happened in 7 years – maybe all the ass-sitting, … Continue reading

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Poop-ooop e doop

This is saaad water, Pat said. I peered down at him from the basement stairs as he stood on a higher landing where a shower in the basement had been installed years ago. Why anyone would want to shower in … Continue reading

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Thaw

Last night, I was wandering a mountain pass in China and came upon a small village with a single road. It was summer, but the snow never thawed and glacial ice stood 5 feet tall, obesely blocking the road. There … Continue reading

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Hunkering down

The clouds bully, fat and lazy, smirking with humidity. They’ve scared off the sun. Not even her halo’s light rim can be seen in the sky. But it’s starting to get darker.The wind rustles the weeds growing from our garage’s … Continue reading

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C'mon Irene

The little sparrow was gone when I got home. He pooped in his food, so I’m guessing he ate something. I hope it means he’s OK and I hope he holes up somewhere this weekend with Irene on the way. … Continue reading

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A cardinal watches from the bough

Tucked like a brown ball of yarn, a sparrow hid among the rocks in our driveway. He didn’t flee when I came upon him. In fact, he hardly noticed me at all – his concentration on his breath and current. … Continue reading

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Rain beats

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Where do I stand?

I peaked out the balcony door this morning, let Tula out and although I couldn’t see without my glasses, the light rain glistened on the roof. The gray morning, diffused light turning green electric. I crawled back in bed. Pat … Continue reading

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EARTHQUAKE!

I move east and feel two earthquakes in a year! First it was a wave like rolling up and down with the sea and then the blinds started shaking, the windows shaking, the TVs hanging from the ceiling shaking. We … Continue reading

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What the Water Gave Me, Florence + The Machine

There’s something amazing about watching an artist dive into their work. Nothing else exists in that moment, but the act of creation. I NEED TO GET BACK TO IT!

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