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Monthly Archive for January, 2010

family rules

  My little girl reaches into the Scrabble bag and pulls out a tile. She opens her hand ever-so-slowly and her face beams with alphabetty-pleasure as she immediately starts laying out her next word on the board. She puts down a H connected to an A from the word “SPADE” followed by a P,P,Y. “Happy,” […]

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flat ocean

Some days I feel like turning in on myself. Inverting my body. Insulating it against another long sleepless night. The mind seems to work menacingly in the darkness. Fighting a one-fisted battle. Magnifying only wrong. ~ There was a beach yesterday, steel gun blue. It lay proudly flat, all the way to the horizon, defiant of […]

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