the shift.

I’m a proponent of change. It’s never really bothered me. Well. That is mostly true…but sometimes a lie. I think it comes down to this: I understand change. I realize that when change is coming, or when it’s happening, that it’s usually because whatever space we’re in is getting too tight, and it’s riskier not […]

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real life.

Our boy who rarely gets sick. He’s been battling a fever for a couple of days that always seem to strike hardest in the wee hours of the morning. He had those weird “fever dreams” early this morning that never make any sense, and here he still sleeps into the afternoon. I keep touching him […]

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Our pride. And the return of poopface (as though it was missing?!).

Ah fall. It brings warm color and cool breezes. The smell of pinon wood burning floats out of the older parts of our town (those with wood-burning fireplaces) as the temperatures go lower and kids pedal furiously down sidewalks with glittery streamers on handlebars flapping happy streams of purple, gold, blue, and silver.

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The news.

Heavy heart today. This, posted by a friend of mine on Facebook, is pretty close to what I’m feeling: Joyfully celebrating the killing of a killer who joyfully celebrated killing carries an irony that I hope will not be lost on us. Are we learning anything, or simply spinning harder in the cycle of violence? […]

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A new resolution.

Each year about this time, I start my annual barrage over My Neighbor Dave. He has the most beautiful lawn. Seriously. I had a girlfriend come over one time, and she couldn’t remember my house number, but from my constant Facebook status updates of My Neighbor Dave’s yard she knew immediately knew that my house […]

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Happy Sunday.

You know, any day that allows a nap is truly delicious. But Sunday afternoon naps? They’re truly spectacular. Especially on this crispy cool afternoon. And especially on a couch that dips down just so at the break between cushions and widens out enough in its design to cradle a tucked under shoulder and be ok […]

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