Category Archives: personal shit

All we have is what’s between hello and goodbye

I’ve been plugging away at this blog for over nine years. NINE years! Granted for the last five, my blogging rate has dropped precipitously. And the all the posts I’ve done in the last couple years haven’t been enjoyable to … Continue reading

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This isn’t good-bye

I jumped on the Tumblr bandwagon. And I’m not leaving here, even though it’s evident that I’m letting longer and longer periods of time go between posts. I have, you know, something of a life. (Kind of.) So the Tumblr … Continue reading

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My mom died early this morning. And here’s the thing about my mom: She’s basically the best mom ever. I know, most people who have good moms will say the same thing about their mothers. But the difference between their … Continue reading

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Where I been at

Sweet November. It came and went with nary a blog post from this gal. What was I doing? Trying to win NaNoWriMo. I was not successful – I only wrote a bit over 30,000 words. However, I don’t consider the … Continue reading

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A little pre-school feminism

My older kid just graduated from preschool. Now that he’s out, I feel comfortable publicly telling this story. His school is a co-operative, which means that the parents are responsible for volunteering and running the school. Each day a few … Continue reading

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I think it’s pretty obvious that I’m having trouble continuing this blog as it is. I’m wondering if the project of re-reading old books and commenting on them has run its course. Or, rather, it’s just my lack of time. … Continue reading

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No-Go Nano

In case you haven’t heard, November is National Novel Writing Month, or, Nanowrimo.  Nanowrimo is a challenge to write 50,000 words of a first draft novel in the thirty days of November.  That’s 1,667 words per day.  I participated the … Continue reading

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Defending my reading hobby

When I was a kid, my family would usually go to Ocean City, Maryland for about a week most summers.  OC was awesome to me then, though now I think it’s trashy.  To a child, the boardwalk is exciting, OC … Continue reading

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Help me decide what to read

My baby is now three months old and I’m finally getting back my ability to think and concentrate.  That means I’m very nearly finished the book I started reading a week before he was born.  (Monsters of Men by Patrick … Continue reading

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I had me a baby

Even though I had an induction date and time all planned, my second-born had his own plans. Those plans included me going into labor at three in the morning on the 22nd- during a snow storm bad enough that no … Continue reading

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