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Velykos

Reposting an undergrad piece from 2007 on this quiet Easter morning. How the patterns of our lives do tend to come around and come around again. Linksmų Velykų dieną, y’all. It is Saturday night. Outside, it’s snowing; in the kitchen, bread is rising. Twice rising. Brioche and boule, for sunrise…

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Course correction

We’re more than a week into the new year and I hadn’t yet written a New Year’s post. This week has been legitimately hectic – a bunch of social commitments, fifteen extra hours at work, an embroidery commission to crank out on very short notice for a special occasion for…

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Wondrous

I wake up, uncomfortable, in the dark, surrounded by strangers, and slightly disoriented. I realize that it’s a woman’s voice that’s woken me, amplified, informing us that in a few minutes we’ll be landing in Orlando. I drift back down, and the next time I wake, it’s the lights. And…

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Good days

(originally posted at terribleminds, lightly edited for reposting) Veterans Day one year ago… John and I installed the new washer we’d bought on Saturday. Talked about the wedding we were planning in August, sketched out some deadlines. We went through the few pictures we had, realized his ex-wife still had…

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Life with dog.

Me: *gets up to refill coffee cup* Zelda: WHATCHOO DOING? Me: I’m just going to the kitchen. Zelda: I FOLLOW. Me: You don’t need to follow me. Zelda: I HALP. Me: … Zelda: YOU GOT COOKIES? Me: Nope. Zelda: YOU GOT COFFEE, YOU GOT COOKIES. Me: No, just coffee. Zelda:…

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