The Silent Treatment.
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- A Novel in 3 Days.
February 05, 2009 12:26AM
- I Don't Love Money, But it
Quiets My Nerves.
January 19, 2009 01:31AM
- A Fistful of Hot Dogs.
January 13, 2009 01:20AM
- Mormon Friend.
January 12, 2009 10:04PM
- Land of Shadows.
January 12, 2009 03:13PM
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- “There are a myriad
number of little understood
February 22, 2009 11:55AM
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perspective that paying off
February 02, 2009 10:03PM
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up! That's some entitled,
January 19, 2009 11:04PM
- “Usually I am up at 5 for
work, but the habit carries
weekends. My idea
January 19, 2009 01:11PM
- “Cutting a pizza into a
heart shape would mean less
hell with romance,
January 19, 2009 01:04PM
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In olden times -- 2001, to be exact -- when I could focus my enthusiasm with more vehemence than it seems I can manage lately, I participated in the Anvil Press 3 Day Novel Competition, infamous in some circles (Canadian writerly ones).
After the dreary summer of aught-one, I was cryin'… Read full post »
I achieved financial freedom the day I fundamentally grasped the fact that no one gives a shit about me and my life.
I don't like money actually, but it quiets my nerves.
- Joe Louis.
A financial advisor was on the radio this afternoon, promoting… Read full post »
You could exchange fake money for real hot dogs? Mormons had the best religion in the world!
My best friend, growing up, was a Mormon. This had no specific connotation for me other than "Mormon" was not "Catholic", and therefore my friend, whose name was Laura Irving, was looked down on by my mother. Not unkindly, but with the same smiley indulgence my mom reserved for… Read full post »
Mostly I love libraries. I grew up under the spell of a very magical, mouldy one. Sometimes though, all of those voices shouting to be heard give me anxiety.
A library is but the soul's burial-ground. It is the land of shadows. ~Henry Ward… Read full post »
When I was growing up no one taught me shit about developing social graces and strengthening my character, so it's a good thing I had Miss Manners, and a book that a call girl wrote.
Not surprising for one embroiled in a rudderless yet bookwormish upbringing, I went through… Read full post »
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man;
so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them:
they shall not be ashamed. -Psalm
I was given a terrifying book when I was a teenager, by an older, well meaning mentor-friend who ran a second-hand book store. I tried my best as a teenager to appear as sneering, cynical, and odious as possible, so maybe that's why my friend gave me such a… Read full post »
Unlike mere mortals, some books never get old.
I have a scrappy handful of well-loved oldies I read over my morning cereal every day before dawn : some L.M. Montgomery books, Roald Dahl, Lois Lowry, old "Dandy" and "Beezer" comics my dad would send from Ireland -… Read full post »
"Tyfannie Rose Hugglebert"? Try SN-612, biotch!
I was out shopping for groceries and I saw a big bin of stuffed toys. Naturally I went over because no trip to the store is complete without checking out the toys, even if you just pretend you're going down that aisle as… Read full post »
"A 'welfare queen' may breed brats, it's true, but she also raises future citizens like all others - flawed and aspiring toward something better." - Mary Childers.
Here I am, years beyond the days when my mother periodically relied on welfare to raise her three ch…
How eBay took a pleasurable pastime and drop-kicked it into molten lava. But maybe it was time to grow up anyhow...
Crap collectors used to do things the hard way. They actually went out looking for the thing they fancied, combing flea markets and garage sales to turn up… Read full post »
A former fat kid looks back bitterly (on all things sweet).
When I was a kid, I enjoyed a small window of time - a genetic fake-out, you could say - of lithe blondeness. Then seemingly overnight, my latent fishwife DNA geared itself up and I began the… Read full post »