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Letting go

There comes a time when you come to the horrible, sinking realization that your parents are fallible. Even when you grow up as the kid of weird 1970s doomsday hippies, that the inevitable does eventually reach it’s logical conclusion. That … Continue reading

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multidimensional me

That thing where you read some Roxanne Gay and she talks about how we as a society don’t allow women to be unlikeable, multidimensional human beings. In films. In books. In porn. In art. But no one is just any … Continue reading

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Happy dreaming

I found myself with a seat at the hotel bar after the Women’s March on Washington, surrounded by three fellow WVU alumni. I wasn’t sure how it was going to go when I said where I had been the entire … Continue reading

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The 9:30

We called it the 9:30, like we say the 405 out here in California. It was a club in DC, and there was both the old 9:30 and the new 9:30 and I was lucky enough to have visited both. … Continue reading

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Vulnerability is

Vulnerability is that moment directly after you hit “send.” Vulnerability is that moment when you’re in the air after nage throws you, but before the moment when you hit the ground. Vulnerability is that moment after you hit the ground, … Continue reading

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Scared of Thunder and Lightening

I discovered this painting in the Molaa in a special dia de los muertos exhibit a couple days after I turned forty and absolutely fell in love with it. It says She wasn’t sure what would happen next, she hadn’t … Continue reading

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Self actualization means to me…

After a year of therapy my therapist, who is one of the most wonderful people to ever help me in my life, told me I was self actualized and released from therapy. That was terrific. It also meant the burden … Continue reading

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I believe in gratitude

I still believe in gratitude. My life has changed dramatically since August, when my Mom’s best friend died and I had to step in and help my mom with her needs. The bottom line is, my mom wants to stay … Continue reading

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Advance Directives and other miscellaneous shit

We used to argue over who was going to take care of our Mother in old age. I would tell Miriam up front, it ain’t fucking going to be me. If you know me or my family in my real … Continue reading

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A 24 hour snapshot into the life of this single mom

I didn’t start crying until Maya demanded to know when I was going to return the three quarters I took from her piggy bank. Let me start from the beginning. First text of the morning, from my property manager, showing … Continue reading

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