A Me Update

“Solar Eclipse Each morning I wake invisible. I make a needle from a porcupine quill, sew feet to legs, lift spine onto my thighs. I put on my rib and collarbone. I pin an ear to my head, hear the waxwing’s yellow cry. I open my mouth for purple berries, stick on periwinkle eyes. I […]

Measuring Progress

“Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who […]

Status Update – Unavailable

“For a while” is a phrase whose length can’t be measured. At least by the person who’s waiting.”  ~ Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun We’re all waiting. Waiting for Nicole to finish this round of drugs. It’s hard going. One week, three days to go. Not that we’re counting… Meanwhile, Nicole sleeps […]

The Curious Case of Clothespeg Matching

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” ~ Gustav Flaubert Something interesting happened yesterday as I was pegging out the washing. Well, interesting to me, anyhow… For all of my life I have shaken out each item, and pegged it neatly by corners or seams. I […]

It’s an Eyeball Thing…

“If you can’t laugh when things go bad – laugh and put on a little carnival – then you’re either dead or wishing you were.”  ~ Stephen King, Under the Dome I have an eyeball thing going on right now, so I’ll keep this post short. My poor left eye is not happy with all these meds […]

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