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blue skies…

September 30, 2011

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It’s been raining all week here in Chicago. I don’t mind the rain so much as long as I get brief reminders that the sun is still there, someplace and that the sky has blue tucked deep in it’s pocket, just waiting for an opening.

face value…

September 28, 2011

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My face has decided to take the brunt of my stress these days. About 6 months ago I entered a phase I now call my skin’s “second adolescence.” Constant break outs, red blotches and surly attitude all abounded. I tried to stem the tide of rosacea but to no avail. I’m fairly sure it’s a […]

to have without holding…

September 26, 2011

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When I was young and new to poetry my mom bought me a book by Marge Piercy called “The moon is always female.” It might have been because I was discovering this new language and trying on the clothing of poet. It might have been because I was at college, away from home for the […]

Why I won’t hover…

September 24, 2011

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For the last week or so I’ve seen this show up in my Facebook feed every couple of minutes- ATTENTION FACEBOOK FRIENDS… Please do me a favor: hover over my name here, wait for the box to load and then hover over the “Subscribe” link. Then uncheck the “Comments and likes” choice. I would rather […]

sewing up the economy…

September 24, 2011

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You want to help the economy? No, really…forget waiting for Congress to get over it’s political constipation…support local and emerging businesses. I’d be very surprised if you didn’t know someone was trying to get something really wonderful off the ground. In case you don’t though, I’ll share with you this lovely lady, Alexia Abegg.  She’s […]

fotos: peace

September 23, 2011

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I nearly forgot it was Friday. This happens more often than I care to admit. Friday is our default Library Day it seems. By Friday we remember where we are. It seemed only right I post a library photo. Strangely enough, after all my ranting about the sanctity of life this week the only books […]

pro life…

September 21, 2011

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I’ve been doing my best to avoid writing about this. I’ve been avoiding it because it’s complicated and emotional. It’s  a dividing line and I can’t stand division. Give me addition or multiplication but save me from subtraction and division. This week the stories of two death row inmates crossed my news feed, the stories […]

losing ground…

September 21, 2011

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We moved our family north a couple of states two weeks ago, a grand move. I’m pleased to say that most of the boxes are unpacked and arranged. At one point last week I bellowed aloud from the kitchen, “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul!” I felt […]

fotos: color…

September 16, 2011

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In an attempt to add some color to the back deck I spent a grey afternoon planting some late season blooms. I don’t know how long they’ll last but for now, I’m grateful for this.

klout…

September 15, 2011

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I’ve been planning to write about social media again for a while now. I’ve been having this inner psychic tug of war around my social media outlets lately. Luckily I’ve mostly kept them to myself. I’ve stored them up quite nicely in this metal file sorter I keep in the back of my head, far […]

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