Oklahoma

It was the time of dust. We’d gone out West when I was three. Irene was six, and Little Joe wasn’t quite born yet. While Mom and Pop were out plowin’, Irene told me stories about Boston. I couldn’t remember it, but she said it was a dark, dirty city, all tall buildings and noise […]

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Half-Life

What is this half-life? This life of hopes and ambition, limitless potential that has turned to dust. Dust on the mantle. Dirt on the floor. Laundry. Laundry, endless laundry. And dishes. So many dishes. Long sleepless nights. Teething and diapers. Ear infections and colds that won’t end. Mornings of rushing and stalling and shouting and […]

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Book Review: “Pink and Blue, Telling the Boys from the Girls in America”

I love dressing my Little Guy in pink! He doesn’t (yet) know that “pink is supposed to be for girls.” Awhile back, I blogged about my surprise at learning pink used to be for boys… or girls… it didn’t used to matter. I did a little internet research and joked about how I could never do […]

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Legacy

What would you do if you suddenly won $25,000 dollars? Take a moment. Get a pen and paper. Jot down three things. ************************ ************************

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