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January 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Potpourri

This January I have lived about 18 years. It has been wonderful, awful, devastating, eye-opening, and enough. I will be thirty in June. That is supposed to mean something, and I intend to see that it does. My stomach hurts in the way that it’s supposed to ache when you’re coming clean from a ton […]

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Lay your weary head to rest

July 25th, 2010 · 49 Comments · Potpourri, Video

On July 24, 2010, three mostly-unrelated things occurred: 1) I borrowed a friend’s video camera to capture some footage from our band’s recent tour to California. 2) Our orange boy cat, Mandy, who’d had a year-long fight with chronic renal failure, was having a good enough day that we decided to give him his final […]

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A Transcript Of A Future That Already Happened

April 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Stories

When your mortal coil is sufficiently shuffled and you stand in judgment by that force that once drove you to choose, right or wrong, how you treat the other entities in your custodial care, this is the recording you will review to decide for yourself whether you reach the final destination you desire. You will […]

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For Her

December 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Potpourri

As 2010 approaches, and Christmas is upon us, I place my love (and my crackers) in that closet you so painstakingly organize for me. You keep me pretty even when I’m not, clean when I’d rather be dirty, and honest when we both know that neither clean nor pretty is necessary at the moment. I […]

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Part V: The Poetry

May 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Potpourri

I’ve never deleted stuff from a blog or online texty-thingee unless it was actually causing someone undue harm. I’ve been causing someone undue harm recently, but I’m also not the type to delete myself. I’m an editor. I fix things to the best of my ability, but once it’s published I don’t have the power […]

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