Monthly Archives: August 2012

Like Rain

As many of you know, Spring and Summer…and Fall and Winter, to be honest, of 2004, were particularly harrowing seasons for me. Everything I’d ever wanted was gone. Like, I know you shouldn’t spend all your youth as a girl, … Continue reading

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Breaking Butterflies

And what I know is that everything I touch just turns to dust … ~ Craig Manning When I was in second grade, I was pretty prone to misbehavior. One evening, my mother caught me trying to forge her signature … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Watch “City Island”

Warning! Some spoilers ahead, though I try to be gentle!  And once again, the scene is set: Josh. Library DVD rental. Excitement on his part, ignorance on mine. This night’s feature: “City Island.” From good old Wikipedia: Living on City … Continue reading

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Lights Go Down

I managed to get away somehow. I wasn’t sure what I was running from, but some others from the house and I were trying to get away. We’d just entered a forested area that was harder to run through, but … Continue reading

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Things I Used to Get from the Ice Cream Man

Summertime is here, and I know I’m not alone — I miss being a kid in the summer! No school, no work, just an endless stretch of possibility. And nothing was better summer fuel than the ice cream man. Remember … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Pecan

It was a Spring day in 1996. I was in my bedroom on the third floor of my Baldwin family home, with two new kittens that were now my babies. One orange and white, one tabby/stray that earned him the … Continue reading

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