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    Dance For Me

    10.07.2015 / FAMILY

    We used to call her the ‘Dance for me’ baby. At two weeks young, she’d look at you with blank eyes and blink, expressionless. Brow furrowed. Eyes glaring. She, the statue. We, the minions. She willed us to entertain her. She lorded over us daily with that steely face and when friends would come to meet her, they’d say, Oh gracious. She’s one of those babies. She wanted you to dance for her, that’s all. She wanted you to hang …

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    Setting It Free

    10.05.2015 / OTHER

    Do you want to know a secret? There is a bin, in my garage to the left of the lawn mower and mulch, that houses an entire wardrobe of decade-old clothing. It has been sitting in the garage, untouched, for years now. Sometimes I scoot it over, out of the way, next to the Christmas decorations and old cans of White Heron paint and I think to myself, I’ve gotta get rid of this stuff. I wore this stuff when …

  • pizza

    What Simple Looks Like

    10.01.2015 / OTHER

    Living simply does not mean you decant quinoa into glass jars and your medicine cabinet is free of Pepto Bismol. It does not mean you wear the same moccasins daily, or that you have long wavy hair and a flower crown and you frolic in the field by day and when the moon rises, look, there is a dreamcatcher beside your bed. Sometimes it does. Other times, living simply looks like frozen pizza on a Tuesday night and eating three …

  • Summer

    Dear Summer

    09.29.2015 / OTHER

    You were wild. You were big and unruly, a giant butterfly in the draperies. You were backyard swinging and hammock reading, leaf collecting and worm searching. You were skinned knees and balance bike riding and Mom, can I wear my helmet to the grocery store? and Well, yeah, I guess so, if you want? You were early morning eggs with hot sauce at the coffee shop, typing a melody I didn’t yet know. You were 1,000 words here, then another …

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    A New Way of Being

    09.24.2015 / LIFE

    A year now. For a year now, I’ve been trying a new way of being. It’s a slower life, one that allows a tiny splash of grace to trickle into the moments that are frenzied, like when the dogs are barking and the kitchen timer just went off, and the toddler peed on the rug (again). It has a lot to do with small changes, and a few big ones, but mostly it’s just a tiny shift in my head, …

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    In Pursuit of Jeans, And More

    09.22.2015 / PLAY

    My about page on this site, years ago, used to read this: To life, love, liberty and the pursuit of the perfect pair of jeans. My life has changed. My loves have changed. My liberty has changed in the way that all liberties do, in the way that what we assume is ours to keep is actually ours to give. But my pursuit of the perfect pair of jeans? It remains unchanged, very much so. I find a pair every …

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