Monthly Archives: August 2012

No love for drunkards

This afternoon, I passed a billboard along the highway that read, “Friends don’t let friends walk drunk,” beside a from-behind picture of woman walking as someone reaches for her. While I believe this sentiment comes from a good place, it … Continue reading

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Little girls, beauty pageants

I generally try to refrain from posting about hot-button topics. I love posting about current events, but they must be relatively obscure current events. It has to do with my committment originality. But tonight as I prepared my daughter’s lunch … Continue reading

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The mill

I never know what to say when I pass by the old mill. Huge, this thing is, seeming to take up as much space as the neighborhood where its workers once lived. They’re tearing it down, you know. Brick by … Continue reading

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Fooled already

We’re one day into second grade and Kalista’s already sucking at school. Or I’m sucking at being a parent. Or we’re each sucking at doing what we’re supposed to be doing simultaneously. Tonight, Kalista brought home an empty book bag … Continue reading

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So cool

The night before my daughter’s first day of school has become the coolest evening of the year for me. She’ll be in second grade tomorrow. Two years ago, this night was sleepless, stressful and comparable to experiencing a death in the … Continue reading

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Learning to ride

Kalista learned to ride her bicycle today. We’ve been discussing the bike thing for a while now, Kalista and I. She turned 7 this summer. She starts second grade Monday. I am a regular cyclist. There hasn’t been a good … Continue reading

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Well, here goes …

Kalista, Three years ago, I took you to your first dance class. You did ballet. Two years ago, I took you to your first soccer practice. You decided you didn’t like it and didn’t return for a second year. Last … Continue reading

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