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memento mori

This ATC is for a Halloween swap-bot assignment.  I’m really grateful I signed up for it.  Never knew I could do like this.  It’s blue, says memento mori, and depicts a bird skeleton. truth I have a new favorite Dorothy Day quote.  She co-started the Catholic Worker movement in 1933.  I live in community at… Read More »

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favorite language

favorite language I have this SQL dress.  The crisscrossed lines on it are SQL.  It’s fun to explain what SQL is to people who don’t know what it is. It’s also fun to read the google suggested questions and revel in their beautiful English Language Learner style. ELL is my favorite language.  SQL, not so… Read More »

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death by mountain lion

Sometimes a thing you’re scared of can be a thing you want, or vice versa.  They can turn into each other. I was afraid of death by mountain lion for so long.  First in Orange County during grad school, more than twenty years ago, at a huge park with copious mountain lion warning signs. Then… Read More »

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Mama grief attack

I was lying in bed Tuesday, crying and missing my mama.  Grief attack–suddenly things came into focus.  I needed her, and she wasn’t there. A notebook was on the bed, and I started making a list of what I lost when I lost her.  I type it here for you. stabilizing force–her love helped me… Read More »

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give me the cloth and I’ll wipe my face

“Google is telling me words to say in this email” Ming told me.  Their suggest feature is his dream come true, as he has a language-related learning disability.  Writing an email that would take me three minutes can take him days. “Yeah, you love it when you’re handed words that help you know what to… Read More »