December 16
I'm sure details will emerge as I write, but how does one encapsulate one's life in words? I consider myself a Michigan native, now misplaced in the southern MidWest. Friends and family have called me a story teller, which is possible. To anyone who reads my work, though, I offer this caution from Isabel Allende, as she describes herself: “If you ask me to tell you my life, I will try; but it will probably be a bag of lies, because I am inventing myself all the time. And at the same time, I am inventing fiction, and through this fiction, I am revealing myself.” Cast of Characters: The Raven = My Wife. To be clear, I'm also her wife. The Giant = Our Son. I haven't legally adopted him (though I would have), but after so many years, he knows I am his parent, AKA Tia.


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SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 7:18PM

Life's Work

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

~I Corinthians 13:11 

The quote has been ghosting me, whispering in my subconscious as the past is wont/… Read full post »

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JUNE 28, 2009 3:42AM

Of Basketball and a Broken Heart

About a month ago, the Giant announced that he needed $10 to enter a 3-on-3 tournament with some of his friends from school.  Naturally, my ears perked up with this unexpected news; at 15, the Giant had never once expressed any interest in organized sports, and had only taken up weight/… Read full post »

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MAY 22, 2009 12:59PM

To Dakini Dancer (for that is how I know you)

The shell is gone now.  The flame remains.  

(photo from Palmyra Design)

Dear Dakini Dancer (for that is how I know you),

I write to you, at your passing, because I believe that you, now free, are reading each of these memorials, and feeling all of our love.  We are simply returning the favor, you know?  The sorrow… Read full post »

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MAY 12, 2009 10:25AM

Classic Absinthe for Foodie Tuesday (Updated)

And now for something completely different, in honor of the Pirate Wimmin's Revolution!

I'm not sure you can get absinthe in the US, although it's legal to possess.  A favorite of artists and writers, "the green fairy" has inspired creativity in some, and fear in others.  Per AbsintheORead full post »

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MAY 5, 2009 7:53PM

Dear Son, I Love You.

Dear Giant,

I saw a video today of a gay couple, two men, singing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" to their daughter as they were trying to tuck her in.  The headline in the article was "Best Advertisement for Gay Marriage:  the Leffew Family."  Of course, it made me think of… Read full post »

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APRIL 28, 2009 2:21AM

The Women Who Came Before: Equal Pay Day

Equal pay for equal work?  Although the issue transcends gender, race, religion, etc., in my state, it is merely un-PC to pay a woman less for the same work performed by a male counterpart - it is not illegal.  This post was inspired by Jon Henner's Open Call regarding Equal PayRead full post »

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APRIL 5, 2009 3:53AM

Why I Call Her My Wife

If there is a deity, s/he has a sense of humor, irony, and poetry.  My brain nearly exploded yesterday, first because of the Iowa decision on gay marriage (I find myself cautiously optimistic), then because my buttons got pushed (you can read my post about that, if you want to). 

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MARCH 29, 2009 4:38AM

Um...You're Not One of the Guys

It’s not like I hadn’t had a few signs that I wasn’t one of the guys, hard as I tried to be.  If we played house, I wanted to be the dad (or the bad kid that needed to be spanked, but that’s probably another story).  I wanted grow up to/… Read full post »