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Firsts, Fears, Fails, & Fall

I feel kind of like I’ve been holding my breath all year. Or rather, I held my breath for most of last year and then in the moment I thought it would be time to exhale, life doubled down. This … Continue reading

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To Nanny, On Her 91st Birthday

Arrive. DING-donggggg. Shuffle shuffle inside. Tentative door open that got less tentative once she saw who it was. Echoey voices in the hallway leading up to the kitchen, where we’d say our hellos and have The Punch – filled with … Continue reading

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Cupcakes, Wine, or Beer?

So we’re speeding towards that time of year To the day that marks that you’re not here ~ Azure Ray It’s been a year. Today, it’s been a year, since. I’d never lived in any other state in my entire … Continue reading

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Why I Could Not Be Expected To Show Up On Time For Work This Morning

1. Chip disturbing sleep by somehow setting off alarm clock at 3 a.m. 2. Dr. von Rockenstein scratching at window all night like vampire brother in “Salem’s Lot.” 3. David Lee Roth airing call from casino owner, making me think … Continue reading

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Days of Our 9 Lives

Chip: (Putter putter putter.) Dr. von Rockenstein: (Putter putter putter!) Chip: (ZOOM!) Doc: (ZOOM!) Chip/Doc: I WANT THE CATNIP BAG! Chip: I always get my way, and you know it! Doc: But what YOU don’t seem to understand, is that … Continue reading

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