Category Archives: family

the perk. #31 (I know, I’m shocked, too.)

I hope you were sitting down. I wouldn’t want anyone to sustain an injury. It has been 109 days since my last perk. I bet you never thought you’d see one again. Yeah, neither did I. It’s not easy to … Continue reading

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power failure.

Well, fuck. We lost power for 4.5 hours today. I know it’s not that bad… it could have been much longer. One year when storms were especially bad (and frequent), my mom was without power for 8 days. But 4.5 hours … Continue reading

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give me a hand.

I haven’t been able to write. It’s not a writer’s block thing. It’s a time thing. I’ve fallen so far behind with email… I have over 50 post notifications I haven’t gotten to. I am going to have to skip … Continue reading

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the perk. #30: offspring.

(Post edited when I realized this is a ‘perk’ and I should have posted it as such since I haven’t had one for over a month. Clearly my life sucks… except for these two little monsters.) Perhaps you’ve heard that … Continue reading

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…hopefully.

Note: This post mentions suicide – I don’t know the proper protocol for this… but I believe I’m supposed to warn of topics of this nature so readers can stop now should they so choose. When I was 15 years … Continue reading

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spontaneous sunset.

I am a complex individual. (And that is a gross simplification of my disastrous brain.) But I do love that my kids have inherited some of me — the good things, anyway. (I guess there are a few…) But, of course, … Continue reading

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