Monthly Archives: December 2014

The meaning of water

I’ve been driving around with extra gloves in my trunk for weeks, looking for the person who would need them. I finally found her today- she was working outdoors in the cold with bare hands. As soon as the weather … Continue reading

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Bubbles

It’s one of those shameful secrets, but I’m finally coming out: I admit it; I love fruitcake and I don’t care any more who knows it. It’s amazing when it’s done right- all that candied fruit, marinated in red wine for … Continue reading

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Never say no to champagne

I love holiday parties, and there’ve been some really good ones this year. People have been so stressed, it’s like we needed an extra dose of love and community- which works out well for my social calender. Dinner parties are … Continue reading

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Psychiatry and Psychology’s DSM: The Devil’s Dictionary

Originally posted on takingthemaskoff:
“When you start to sit on your throne and decide who is good and who is evil, you become capable of doing great evil, without even thinking of it as evil.” -unknown ? Relationships are the…

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Great expectations

So I have a habit of ignoring my phone for long periods of time. It’s lovely. I feel like answering it would give people unrealistic expectations. My ex randomly texted me Saturday night, but I didn’t get the messages until morning. … Continue reading

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Yeah, it’s got a hemi

My friends had a huge pajama party tonight, and not only did they play all the Harry Potter movies, there was a huge gingerbread house-making endeavor (except with graham crackers), and a gift exchange that we’ve all been working on … Continue reading

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The written word

A bookstore is a dangerous thing for me. I can get lost in there for hours. When I was little, my parents would make a big thing out of visits to Powell’s Books. We would drive in from far away, … Continue reading

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Typing lessons

I don’t know how my editor puts up with me- maybe I provide entertainment value? She has a mind like the proverbial steel trap, and she remembers every single detail for years. I on the other hand, am known for … Continue reading

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Reproduction

It’s dangerous hanging out with so many cute babies; my uterus starts perking up and I’m like- sorry sweetie, even if you should reproduce, there’s no one I want to reproduce with. Although I do love babies- they are miraculous … Continue reading

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Make your crazy work for you

Reading the news is a sobering experience. What a mess, and how crappy that the media focuses so much on the negative and sensational- it seems like it encourages more of the same. I know it’s all complicated issues, but … Continue reading

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