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Archive for February, 2011

Null and Void

Monday, February 28th, 2011

It’s IndieInk Writing Challenge time again. This one comes from Zoey Jane, who issued a doozy of a prompt, which was: You know that an asteroid – The asteroid – is coming for Earth. It’s been verified by all of the scientists and reported, first on Twitter, and then on reputable news networks (none of […]

PROMPTuesday #142: To Forgive is Divine

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

I tell myself you bleed like I do. I say that a lot. Over and over like a totem; a psalm to ground me. Same color blood. Same color blood. Same color blood. You hurt. You defend. You love. You need. You live in the same world. Same world. Same color blood. Same. Same. Same. […]

First Time A Blessing, Second Time A Miracle

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The below is born from an IndieInk Writing Challenge issued to me by my challenger, Becky. Every week, as part of IndieInk’s “game,” participants will be randomly challenged by their peers with a writing prompt. Becky’s prompt for me this week was: “They say there’s a first time for everything. Write about something that offers […]

How To Write. Again.

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

{{Last re-repost. My brain will be back from the mountains tomorrow. And I think about the below all the time.}}   How to write. I ask myself this question almost every day. Because I overthink, and because I second guess, and because I doubt, and because I can be better, but I don’t know how. […]

My Town: Ocean Beach

Friday, February 18th, 2011

I wrote this in honor of my most favorite beach town in San Diego. I miss it.

The Five Stages of Blogging, Three Years Later

Friday, February 18th, 2011

{{Yes. Another re-post. My brain is glued shut from too many biscuits and gravy. I originally wrote the below more than three years ago. And it’s still true.   God help us all.}}   Please note that the below represents my perspective and is not reflective of any well-adjusted, unmedicated bloggers out there.   I […]

Rewind, One More Time

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

{{Re-posting. Still in the mountains amidst crazy snow flurries and loving it hardcore.}}   I went to college in a smallish midwestern city with a gorgeous lakefront, gritty urban streets, and crazy lunatics roaming the alleys (campus was two blocks from the Rescue Mission, a psychiatric hospital, and the Pabst Mansion open to the drunk […]

Five Classes I Wish They’d Taught In School

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

{{Way back when and long ago, my friend MommyPie asked me to write about the below. I thought I’d re-post it now because I’m in the mountains waiting for it to snow, eating too many Doritos, and realizing I’m quite unable to formulate a brand-new post. So…}}   …here are the five classes I wish […]

PROMPTuesday #141: Electric Life

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

I’m sure you’re all familiar with The Secret, right? Manifest your destiny? Make your dreams real? Wish for a cup of coffee and it appears? That kind of thing. And you’re probably all over the Vision Boards, too. You know, cut out magazine pictures of how you want your life to look, paste them on […]

The Scary Essay

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Another previously posted piece on how my security alarm failed one night. Over at @TheSmartly So Cal.

Overdue, Again

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Dearest The Rock:   I know you’ll read this, so I thought I’d put it here. As you know, I’ll be gone this evening, and if I don’t write these things down when the mood hits me, I may never get to it. And things need to be said.   But first of all: you’re […]

The Hourglass

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

  The moments go by. I marvel at friends’ hair loss, my dad’s newfound tendency to go to bed before 9, my cracking knee. I view this time through sepia, colors gray and darken, edges disappear, focus fuzzes. We were all just kids waiting for Santa Claus, and not that long ago. Time hastens us, […]

Remembering to Say Thank You

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

I know I wrote this a few years ago, but look, even I know when it’s time to say thank you to those who understand what you are trying to do with your website; who agree to advertise even though your content may be affectionately referred to as “cheeky” or “hmmmmm…”   It was always […]

I Am…

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

{{My PROMPTuesday submission…}}   I am angel heart and devil fire Seeing eyes and burning soul   I am trapeze and open hands   I am mother and motherless   I am gravel and soil Pasture and sheep   I am traveler I am home  

My Kid is Gifted

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Turbo hilarity here!

PROMPTuesday #140: Where I Am

Monday, February 7th, 2011

This PROMPT is based on one I wrote in 2008. As I said then: “I think this started as a meme. I’ve read several outstanding versions of it over the last year, and I thought I’d like to offer it as a PROMPTuesday, so…   I am.   This week, tell us who you are, […]

Melodiusnessessness (Which is more than one melodious)

Friday, February 4th, 2011

(This is a re-post from 2009 because my head hurts and I like music.   Really, those are the two reasons.)   I’ve oft professed my undying love for music. As an angsty adolescent, I laid in bed with earphones every night, my yellow Sony walkman clasped in my hands, listening to the Little River […]


Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Once more…I have a previously posted piece up there on The Smartly SoCal. Maybe you’ll like it, maybe you won’t. But we can still be friends, right?  

PROMPTuesday #139: Remember Me Well

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

It was Spring 2006 and I was eight months pregnant with Booger. I’d signed up for a weekly discussion group through my church and showed up for the first meeting a little nervous and a lot unsure. I knew I wanted to connect with people in my community, and church seemed a good a place […]