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clothing color capsule

September 28, 2015


Ralph Lauren 2015 Fall

Aside from black and a touch of gray, these are pretty much the only colors I wear. I know a scant touch of cream, and seriously milky coffee are also missing from this color capsule. In making one, I realize that I don’t own enough espresso tops, or plummy violet. I look best in saturated […]

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good lordy, she’s forty

September 24, 2015


Almost. As I’ll tell my dermatologist today when I file the new patient forms, I’m still 39. At least for five days. I find this aging business comforting, especially to know that my memory is getting dodgy. I think we’re meant to lose our minds as we age, if for no other reason than to […]

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the emmy’s are killing me

September 20, 2015



All decked out in my pajamas and pearls, yet I nearly skipped the Emmy awards this year because I’m obsessed with watching the Netflix Original Series The Killing. Sometimes I get into a TV-rut, and I’m hungry for some new meat. Phil said The Killing was killing him with how boring it was in the […]

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return an email already, woman!

September 17, 2015



I kinda just want to email someone and ask. That’s how much I don’t believe it. Yes, denial is a stage of grief, and I suppose that’s where I’m planted now. I don’t even know who to email. I was mildly annoyed that my friend Jess hadn’t emailed me back. The last time I saw […]

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summer memories

September 8, 2015



I realize summer’s not over until the fat tanned lady sings, or until September 22, but now that school’s back in business, summer feels like a memory. And soon, my beans will need to write stories about their summer. It’s inevitable. As a writer, I resist the urge to touch their stories in any way. […]

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school of rock

September 1, 2015



It’s the first day of September, and it might as well be New Year’s Eve, with less black. I have a stack of resolutions I’m determined to keep, now that my beans are back at school. Re-starting some forgotten habits, getting into good routines. Fresh start. A bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils! Posting the everyday, […]

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mom mom momomomomom

August 21, 2015


They say that hearing your name from the mouth of someone else, personalization, has a soothing influence, ego-boosting, but I can assure you the name “Mom” said by my children every tenth of a second is bat-shit-fcuk annoying. I also despise what most of us mothers do following any complaint about our children. We feel […]

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masters of sex

August 2, 2015


An episode of Masters of Sex aired tonight about a man whose wife had an aneurysm, a stoke. People call her a vegetable, her husband calls her a corpse. He says his life is over, being her caretaker.  I have a pit in my stomach. I am afraid. I realize Phil is on blood thinners, […]

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