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Ten Things I’ve Loved/Hated Lately

Ten Things I’ve Loved/Hated Lately

Loved #1. The Puddles Incident I was walking to a salon appointment Friday night through an up-and-coming neighborhood, when I noticed a Mexican father trying to corral his two boys back onto the sidewalk. The boys had drifted onto a neighbors’ lawn where there was a tether ball, in front of a window framed with … Continue reading

Do Things You’ve Never Done Before

Do Things You’ve Never Done Before

When I was told the hotel was “completely full,” and there was “nothing to be done,” immediately my mind dusted off my Catholic background and went to the story of Mary and Joseph, wandering around looking for an inn on Christmas Eve, but to no avail. I decided this was worse. Because at least Mary … Continue reading

All I See Are Changes

All I See Are Changes

Like afternoon changes to evening, sometimes when things change, you can’t put your finger on when they changed.  Things stay the same, day after day, but then you look back, and everything is different.  A lot of things in my life have changed lately.  But unlike how summer left San Diego and closed the door … Continue reading

What Matters in the End

What Matters in the End

When I was in college, there was this cemetery close to campus that I’d pass from time to time.  Hemmed in by a black wrought iron fence, it ran parallel to a busy street filled with passing cars and lined with houses filled with students. I liked being in this cemetery.  I’d walk between the … Continue reading

Life Isn’t Perfect – But Merry Christmas!

Life Isn’t Perfect – But Merry Christmas!

My grandma is a little like a black widow who devours it’s mates.  She can be cruel and uncaring.  Sometimes I think there are varieties of rocks that show more emotion.  She and my mother are almost always fighting.  When she loses something, she frequently accuses a family member of having stolen it. I visited … Continue reading

No One Has the Answers to Your Questions But You

No One Has the Answers to Your Questions But You

No one has the answers to your questions but you. Soul-repair isn’t floating in the dregs of wine bottles, and it’s not in my parents’ reassurances.  Strength isn’t in adoring looks, romantic embraces, or build-me-ups of men whose opinions I respect, though I confess, I used to think this might be where to find it. … Continue reading