Monthly Archives: November 2010

A kiss with a fist is better than none.

Thanks to Florence and the Machine for that thought-provoking lyric.  I bring it up not because I think it’s true.  Let’s be clear – I do not.  But, I am fascinated by the fact that someone else might. My interest … Continue reading

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I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen.

I can remember a time when my heart ruled.  Like for Lloyd Dobler, the practical actions of people in response to my loving was incomprehensible.  Oh, the drama; the dreaming; the trying on of people.  Its easy to look back … Continue reading

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Smelly Cat

I found him sleeping in his litter box this morning. I think today may be the day.  Our hospice cat, formerly known as a big strong dude cat,  is so small and weak.  I don’t even know how he made … Continue reading

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Fertilizer Season

I’ve been blessed to live in some remarkably beautiful locations.  Santa Monica, San Francisco, Santa Barbara…  And in each neighborhood (and even the other, not-so-beautiful ones) I’ve found pleasure taking walks searching for local beauty. One thing I have noticed, … Continue reading

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Crackhead

We all think we’re superior to the crackhead.  Admit it.  Its frightening to imagine that somewhere out there is something (or someone), that could be your crack, if given the right circumstances. And by “your crack” i mean your obsession. … Continue reading

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stuck in foreplay

When he spotted her she was wiping latte-froth off her lip onto her sleeve.  She looked hurried, late for work, a bit discombobulated.  Still, she leaned against a tall stool and paused to sip her hot coffee. He wished he … Continue reading

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Shut up superhero

Sometimes the bravest person in the room is the quietist. The bold one who recognizes that the most courageous thing to do or say is nothing. The strong one who withstands the overwhelming silence in an attempt to acknowledge all … Continue reading

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You think maybe sometimes people are just total dicks?

I’d make a terrible attorney.  Never are things black or white in my mind.  I believe that there is good with bad, right with wrong, bad with good, wrong with right… I can almost always rationalize why people do what … Continue reading

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DInner table questions for God

My 7 year old and I began keeping a list of all the big worldly questions she comes up with that stump me.  We figure that if we are ever able to have God over for dinner these questions would … Continue reading

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Feeding the wolf

There is a Cherokee tale about two wolves that live inside each of us.  One wolf represents anger, envy, sorrow, arrogance, greed, guilt, regret and resentment.  The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope, kindness, truth, and compassion.  The … Continue reading

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