NaBloPoMo

In With the Good

November 16, 2012

My doctor has prescribed an anti-inflammation diet. She wants me to try it out. Rumoured results are pretty amazing–people getting off pain meds, insulin, oxygen … This diet seems to be how I already eat, but pump up the fruits and vegetables and cut out the pasta and sugar. Obtaining fresh fruits and vegetables is [...]

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

November 9, 2012

I’ve decided to re-read the books that I read in the days after my marriage crumbled. At that time, each of the books in this photograph was instrumental in keeping me sane, hopeful, or believing in myself. But I was a different person then, and–no question–my mind and heart were addled. So, I’d like to [...]

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A Walk to My Place

November 7, 2012

This morning, the resident dog and I took a walk up to my place. I took one hundred or so photographs along the way. Over a distance of about one mile, these photos show a bit of how the terrain and scenery changes along the way. I haven’t added captions, but if you mouse-over each [...]

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If a Tree Snaps in the Woods Can You Stop It?

November 5, 2012

Four months ago a strange wind roared through our woods, snapping gigantic trees in half and uprooting them whole. Hundreds of miles and thousands of acres were tormented by a coup of nature. Perfectly healthy stands of trees were blown over, truly, like toothpicks. There was no possible way to foresee this. There was no [...]

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Why Would I Make Up Anything?

September 18, 2010

Sometimes people don’t believe what I say. I don’t know why people don’t believe me always; it’s not like I’m a poker player or running for political office, but sometimes I’ll say something and folks are all, “Nah. That’s not true.” For instance, when I listed “octopus wrestling” as a sport during a game of [...]

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Sometimes You Have to Move to See It

September 15, 2010

Last night I woke around 3 a.m.; a tickle in my throat coughed me awake. In my foggy, dreamy state, I looked out the window and thought, “The stars have moved,” what with the constellations being different than when I’d tucked in and all. Of course as I roused myself awake enough to take some [...]

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54 and a day

September 14, 2010

It was a fine birthday. The day turned warm and sunny. There were many sweet “happy birthays” sent my way. I baked a tasty cake and made a rich buttercream frosting for it. And on my walk home from my sister’s, I saw the Milky Way. Perfect. (Cake: Pamela’s Products gluten-free chocolate cake mix. Frosting: [...]

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As Seen in Los Angeles

September 10, 2010

Perhaps it’s the associations I hold from my childhood that make me find mid-century California architecture so charming. Even the empty auto lots seem special somehow. In the 1960s my father was building concrete warehouses, using a construction technique that at the time was quite new: tilt-up. Dad and his brother were in high demand [...]

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Not Now

September 7, 2010

I need to chime in here and say that living in the here and now, is not always what it’s touted to be. See, I was very much in the moment, when the big, steel pipe came crashing down upon my wrist–crack! I was just standing there, marveling at the blue sky and the fresh [...]

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Ouch

September 5, 2010

“Nondisplaced distal radius fracture.” I never knew what that meant. Now I can tell you. It means one-handed typing asking someone to open the peanut butter jar for me difficulty folding laundry trouble putting my hair up making multiple trips to carry a few things setting things down to open a door It also means [...]

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