Tag Archives: Aphasia

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I kinda lost my shit last night with the Little Angel. He is, of course, adorable and sweet. He doesn’t have a willful bone in his body; his brain is incapable of emotional manipulation. He is utterly guileless. I know … Continue reading

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sweetest thoughts

Tomorrow is the first day of school for my children. The Big Angel will be in the fifth grade, and here that means his final year of elementary school; Little Angel will be in the third grade, and providence has … Continue reading

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Catching Teeth

In years past, the H.J. has been neither keen nor a participant, nor a keen participant in Mother’s Day. Early on I guess it hurt my feelings — so much has happened in the intervening ten years the fact that … Continue reading

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The Romance Reader

Monday it snowed and it was beautiful. Tuesday, by 8:30am, it was already 45+ degrees (Fahrenheit), so the H.J. (my Hirsute Japanese) and I planted. I love gardening; I love the act of digging in the dirt and dead-heading. I … Continue reading

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Expressions of the Year

Earlier this year we all discussed at the dinner table what our mottos for 2014 would be. The H.J. has decided to retain his motto of 2013, “Suck it up!” My new motto is “Please do not make more work … Continue reading

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J’adore the F word and here’s why

courtesy of the sublime Jimmy Marble It is no secret I speak many languages, including foul language; it may, in fact, be my favorite of all. While I am exceedingly uptight about offensive language, as in words with racist / … Continue reading

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Mark Morris and ASL for Vagina

Today is the first day I’m sorry my father is dead. Not that I’ve been dancing on his figurative grave, but his death has been more theoretical to me, and I haven’t really felt like “damn, I wish I could … Continue reading

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