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Like So Much Weather
On October 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

These moments are immortal, and most transitory of all;… Beams of their power stream into the ordered world and dissolve it again and again.   Martin Buber, I and Thou   On the morning of Everett and Olivia’s wedding, I had to pull Everett’s box out from under my bed. I have a box for each of […]

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What You Don’t Want
On January 22, 2008 | 2 Comments

is a repeat of this. And if you’re going to have a repeat of this, then you Really Don’t want the water to leak beyond the concrete pad underneath the washer and dryer and out to the (newly replaced) carpet of the playroom floor. But if you do indeed have a repeat of this— or […]

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Saga
On January 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

“We’d like those,” we said to the salesman. “We’d like that washer and dryer, and we’d like to have them As Soon As Possible.” The salesman said that would be fine, but they no longer had them in stock. All they had was this pair, and they were the floor models and, as we could […]

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In Threes
On January 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

It began in December. The week of exams, maybe the week before. Whichever week it was, it was a week that was Already Loaded, such that I came home from school at the end of each day Weary To My Bones, only to have all the jobs of homemaker and mother waiting for my attention. […]

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Survival Guide
On January 12, 2007 | 3 Comments

What you need when your basement floods with Really Dirty Water is a great team to come to the house. Yes, a team, even if that team is only two people. Because two people can be Really Handy at yanking out the wretched carpet, and the ruined linoleum, and the dry wall that is super […]

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What They Will Remember
On January 9, 2007 | 7 Comments

I think they will remember the hotel. Yes, that’s what they’ll remember. They’ll remember three nights at the hotel. Remember how we had separate bedrooms? And remember the counter where we pretended to be at a restaurant? And we had two separate bathrooms. And three (3!) televisions! And we had waffles Every Morning for breakfast! […]

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