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Archive for March, 2012

Because Life is Short and I Get It Now

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

I’m re-posting this for so very many reasons, not the least of which is I’ve come face to face with the idea that a lifetime doesn’t last forever, it just doesn’t. And that’s OK. But it’s sublime, too. In October of last year, my dad made it to the ER just in time to address […]



PROMPTuesday #187: Stolen/Found

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

This writing prompt is simple: Have you ever stolen anything?   Tell the story.   Or if you prefer, a flip side: Tell us about something you found.   I have tales to tell of both.   Post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog […]



I Miss My Crazy

Monday, March 26th, 2012

You know one of the bummer byproducts of being so busy? No time to be a hypochondriac. There’s all these diseases out there I’m not noticing or rabidly researching and it’s making me a little sad inside. I mean, I used to be a top-producing hypo. Baseless ER visits, vague “chest pains,” ALS scares. And […]



Mia: The Hair Saver

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

A re-post! How weird. I never do that.   I first met Mia, my most high esteemed hair stylist, when I was three months pregnant with Toots. My hair — normally a nest for rats on even the best days — was a ball of frizz and tangles. My face looked like zit pizza, and […]



PROMPTuesday #186: Which Movie was as Good as the Book? (+Giveaway)

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Giveaway is closed! And #20 — Dora — is the winner! I’ll email you Dora!   The other day on Facebook, Julie asked what we thought about the book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, if we’d seen the movie and how the two compare. I loved Extremely Loud, the book, a quirky and touching adventure […]



Just Write

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

  I can’t pinpoint when it happened, this slow eke of confidence. I turn to my husband and say, “But I want to be extraordinary!” and he tells me I’m enough and I don’t believe him.   There are words that shine and some that glower, and punch and twinkle and illuminate and waltz and […]



PROMPTuesday #185: Belief

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

  I believe: 1. You can tell a lot about a person based on how they treat people who can’t do anything for him or her. 2. Writing is fumbling around a dark room searching for the light switch. 3. Imagination is more valuable than reason. 4. Comparing yourself to others saps your focus and […]



Nothing To Fear, But Fear Itself: A Guest Post

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Oh boy, I’ve been busy. I know you all have too, so I’ll just quiet down now and stop the whining. Meanwhile, please welcome my guest poster, Trish, who’s come to my rescue with some content to fill this tumbleweedy place. Trish and I have read each other’s blogs for a few years now and […]



PROMPTuesday #184: Way Back When

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Dull lights twinkled in the grey distance, illuminating the jagged skyline. I watched it blur by as I sped along Route 55 in my white Hyundai, heading home late from my bank job in Southside Chicago. It was 10PM and my roommates waited for me at our apartment. We were 25, and it was never […]