Category Archives: Things Past

Eat, Play, Love

Eat. I have video footage of my baby crying while nursing my left tit because I have almost no milk. She had better luck on the right, but not much. I won’t go into the details of how awful breastfeeding has been, but … Continue reading

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Archetype Casting

For 2012, I had three new year’s resolutions: to do more crosswords, to breathe, and to focus more on integrity than on goal-setting. I only succeeded insofar as I’m still breathing. Because I tend to fail wildly at at these annual vows, … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Committing Murder

From the start, I had an “unexplained infertility” diagnosis. Or rather an “unexplained infertility, but we think it’s an egg issue” diagnosis. As in: You can’t get pregnant on your own, but we think it’s an egg issue, so let’s … Continue reading

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O, Me of Little Faith

My parents got married in 1970 and divorced in 1980. Then they got remarried in 1990 and divorced again in 2008. And then last year, they got re-remarried. This time it’s different, though. This time they’re also married to God. … Continue reading

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Fall from Grace

My grandmother was a woman of grace. She bore 11 children in a 2-bedroom home, cared for her husband through a decade of Alzheimer’s, and lost her eyesight near the end of her life, and the only time I ever … Continue reading

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Forty Vignettes

I turn 40 next week. I remember my mother when she was 40. I was 18, so it’s not hard to recall. She still turned heads with her beauty and sexy stylishness, but 40 was when she started to seem … Continue reading

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