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my texan mother in armenia

Most of the past week I think I’ll save for my novel/memoir/perpetually-put-off-piece-of-literature.  That is both a artistic decision, and a way of avoiding the impossibility of putting into words this past week with me, Mom, and Armenia. But, despite the length, consider this a taste. I saw her at first down the hallway, behind the […]

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she lives

Before I get to business, look what I got for my birthday: Yes, I do indeed consider those bright, little weeds early summer’s gift to me, but really though, check out my feet in new Chacos!  Mom and Dad, you are wonderful to me! Now, the business.  If you read my last post, you have […]

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a great way to spend a third of my life

I have this addiction, see. I love sleep.  I love to doze off.  I love knowing my bed well enough to lay in it just right and let go of every muscular tension.  I love the weight of my wool duvet and the cool of my sheets.  I love pushing the balls of my feet […]

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how’s the chicken?

I’m starting to get why people like dogs.  Perhaps its all the lap naps.  Or maybe it’s the way they spring at your knees and wag and wag.  Or maybe it’s the huge kick they get out of playing with rocks.  It’s a mixture of things I’m sure.  I will say the whole training business […]

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really gross and really upset and really glad that i can kiss and make-up in armenian

You will not see any pictures in this post, and once you read on, you will know that pictures are NOT something you want right now.  But first: I had one of those moments today. I’m walking home on a road I’d never walked before.  Raindrops are finding their way through my jeans.  The broken […]

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my day keeps going back to cat.

I’m sorry that all my posts seem to be about my cat.  There are more interesting things that happen during my day, I promise.  But she receives the blunt force of my inner turmoil.  Let me see if I can give an example. Yesterday was downright blizzardy.  I’ve never seen so much snow blowing around.  […]

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lunch sanity

I’ve been looking for grants all day.  All day.  One site says it wants to fund human rights projects for Bangladeshi women.  Another wants to dig wells.   Another is dedicating all it’s funds to democracy initiatives in struggling republics.  Fantastic.   But what I need is somebody who’d like to help a bunch of old ladies […]

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Morning and the office…

In the morning I usually turn the alarm off at 8:00am and then fight with the morning for fifteen minutes before I actually get up. One of the reasons I don’t like to get up is that it’s cold like Texas December in Armenian August. The other is that I just don’t like mornings. I […]

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I found myself today shrink wrapping and considering my position in a love triangle.

What’s to be said about living on an island for two months.  A lot.  But there is so little time for writing.  Or maybe I’m terrible at making the time.  That’s it.  I’m terrible at making time.  I like to use it though.  For movie watching lately.  And working as well.  And this last weekend […]

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