field trip fantasy

This is Sidney. He’s a total charmer. His mother is a dear friend. Who lives all the way across the country. Boo. This photo was taken when I visited in January. After we-don’t-even-know-how-long of commenting and...

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home

I did not become an American citizen right away. In fact, I lived here for fifteen years – as a resident alien – before I decided to file the application, to make that commitment. I still think of myself as Canadian...

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some thoughts on being alone

  Being alone is not the same thing as being lonely. But they can happen at the same time. I think the idea of saying it’s better to be alone with yourself than to be lonely in a crowd is not useful is crap. Being...

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protest perfection

I have often said that I wish I had the confidence at Kristina’s age (any age) that she has.  I usually amend that to say that I wish I had the confidence now, at my age, that Kristina has. She’s kind of a rock star...

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