Category Archives: The Pressure to Fix Myself

Taming the Paper Dragon: Again

I’ve written before about the challenges of dealing with paper clutter in the house. Well, the last several weeks of gloomy-time meant that I’d been letting all the mail pile up again in a big way — aside from those few … Continue reading

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A Momentary Regression

Last night I was still working to finish my first Emma Watson post (and mentally beginning to compose my second for typing and pre-scheduling), when Mr. Mezzo told me he was about to head off to bed. And I remembered: I … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Readers

Today’s assignment from Blogging 101 is two fold: publish a post for your dream reader, and include a new-to-you element in it. So without further ado, let me get part two of the assignment out of the way post-haste by … Continue reading

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The Three F’s

The Day 2 challenge for Blogging 101 is about editing your blog title and tag line. To me, it’s an additive exercise to yesterday’s “who am I and why am I writing” meditation — now just taken that one next step … Continue reading

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On Porn and “Potterotica”

I guess it’s my week to talk about sexualized body parts? This Button Poetry video from this year’s National Poetry Slam caught my attention yesterday: The title of Brenna Twohy’s spoken-word poem Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them is a punnish … Continue reading

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Handing Out Sticks

Famous blogger Matt Walsh has kicked off a bit of a tempest by writing two posts about Robin Williams’ death. The first one, basically, tried to draw a bright-line boundary between the concepts of depression and suicide. This interpretive framework (and Walsh’s … Continue reading

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Creating (a) Space

Somewhere in the back of my mind, I’d been holding the hope that we would be all the way unpacked and organ-imized at the one-year anniversary of moving into our “house on the hill.” Well, we still have a few … Continue reading

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