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live out loud

July 10, 2014

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I have to go wig shopping. This time I’m not dressing up as the other woman to keep things hot in the cold category of matrimony. Nay. I need a double rainbow bob or a ponytail of braids, paired with…
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politics is perception

March 5, 2007

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In the film The American President, President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) is repeatedly attacked by rival senator, Bob Rumson (Richard Dreyfuss), and in the face of these character attacks, he chooses to simply "not dignify it with a response."  His…
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six

February 28, 2007

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Four is harder to write than one, two, and three because I realize, now that I’m up to number four, that there are more than four ex-friends.  There are two more than four, which, last I checked, makes six.  I’m…
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reject

January 17, 2007

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"Greatness is measured by your gifts, not your possessions."  It’s written on the tab of my Mother’s Milk tea bag.  I’m "snowed in" here in Austin today.  Iced in, really.  Austin shuts down when the city dips beneath 32 degrees. …
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good grief

November 5, 2006

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I gotta say it’s damn nice being nowhere near the NYC Marathon.  I received a text from Alexandra today: "Today is the marathon.  Thinking of you and how far you have come. XO."  I knew it was the marathon before…
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anywhere but here

August 24, 2006

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I nearly just posted a letter to a friend, one of those, "I’d never send this" letters where I tell her exactly what I think.  Then I erased it because it’s inappropriate to post, but even more, I realized, why…
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cats & the cradle

August 6, 2006

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My last day in New York, I headed out to Forest Hills, Queens to visit my grandfather.  I’d tried to see him before I moved to Austin mid-April, but he wasn’t up for visitors.  It used to be that he’d…
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housecleaning

October 18, 2005

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It’s amazing how quickly everything can be cleaned and there still be a mess.  When she learned her father died, she stood up and began to straighten the room, stacking the coffee table magazines into neat uniform piles.  Folding dirty…
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