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grief

I have been… *lying in bed for hours right between sleep and being awake, listening to my voices–today one said, “I smell like water” *monitoring the construction–they move mounds of different dirts from one side of the lot to the other *listening to the same Innocence Mission CD over and over again–Glow (the yellow one)… Read More »

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on the rez: Linnea

I had this student I loved the best. Her name was Linnea. (It wasn’t.) She was a third grader and smart as a whip but with ADHD or some such brilliant-person affliction undiagnosed. She was the one who said she was allergic to cake and then pretended she was sneezing. Getting her to do her… Read More »

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the great discovery of yesterday

bowl of vanilla yogurt + generous tablespoon of smooth peanut butter = yummy snack Why did it take me 29 years to think of this?

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2004

Here’s a view out our front door at 12 Utah St.

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Sierra Wave 2004

A weird thing the clouds would do there called the Sierra Wave.

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things change fast around here

Today’s my first day in quite a while being a stay-at-home-mom to myself. So far, me and I have messed around doing not much of anything but trying the new pretend egg salad recipe (made with tofu boiled in vinegar water)–it was pretty good, but missing something. Today’s official Catch up on Letter Writing day,… Read More »

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Mt Tom 2003 or 2004

This is a view of Mt Tom in Bishop, California, where we used to live, on the other side of the Sierras. This picture was taken from a vista point on the 395 near Paradise, I think–on the way to Mammoth. After a good snow. Mt Tom was like a friend to everyone, the landmark,… Read More »

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decided

I decided I’m not going to work Monday. Writing about it helped me decide. I’ll help the family in other ways, like making Erik’s lunches and keeping things in order. Staying sane is the best way to help my family, really. Erik explained how if I’m not well, then all our time is taken up… Read More »

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the weekend’s dilemna

I’m trying to figure out if I should go to work Monday. The grading factory is the least-favorite of my three jobs. It makes me feel like “sticking sticks in my eyes.” I’ve met some very nice people there, and it pays $10.50 an hour (the lowest rate of all my scoring jobs). The supervisors… Read More »

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Wallace Stevens joke

Q: What should you do if someone tells you that the only emperor is the emperor of ice cream? A: Call the roller of big cigars.