Category Archives: family

How to drink a bottle of wine in 24 hours

I am wiped out. Last weekend I called my sister by every pet name I have for her, and hugged her maybe a dozen times before she and her husband closed up the pod and started their trek to South … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia

I have started to read it, about a chapter per day. The way my brain works is I analyze each sentence within itself, and within the paragraph. Reading this is probably bad for my health. Chapter 1 didn’t have much … Continue reading

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When it rains

It’s not metaphorically pouring, but a steady cold drizzle. Last week it was the shower: Simultaneously plugged and dripping in my drought-ridden state. Yesterday the lightbulb in the ceiling fan died. My fish (red wag platy) has Ich, a highly … Continue reading

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Same Old Poop

I know the answers to the unspoken questions that pull tears from my eyes.  I know not to ever ask ever again “When will it stop?” I came as I promised Monday  evening to pick up some food and the … Continue reading

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prose/rant/ramble

I can’t sleep. I haven’t been hungry all day (24 hours). When I do sleep, it’s in fits & starts. I’m cold. I jump when the neighbors open/slam their door. I can’t stop hearing my memories. I forget whether I … Continue reading

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