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Buckshot Lee Moore Fairbanks c.2000-2014

“We don’t know very much about him. He doesn’t seem to be into anything like toys or fetch or what have you. But he likes treats. As you can tell.” Indeed I could. The tennis ball the shelter volunteer had … Continue reading

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Cuba: The Study of the House

“We simply must start with the Universe first.” —R. Buckminster Fuller Eco, from the Greek oikos, or “house/dwelling”, and -logia, meaning “the study of.” I.  Flashpoint Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, fall 1995: I’ve taken a half hit of ecstasy … Continue reading

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Seven Years Later, I Stand Before a Vasectomy, Full of Gratitude and On My Way to Cuba

I have more curiosity than I have sense. That being said, I had the privilege and honor of witnessing my husband’s vasectomy several weeks ago as I took what I hope to be my only chance to see a vas … Continue reading

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Twelve Years a Slave (Or, Easter in the FRF)

Andy and I watched 12 Years a Slave the other night. Easter night. During the scene in which the drunken Christian plantation owner whips a stripped Patsy, the object of his obsessions, until blood and skin spray from her back, I thought how could any Christian … Continue reading

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The Circumstances Leading to Our Amputation

Life is funny. This is what I’m thinking as I’m watching the Asian toddler scoot around the room on her knees because half her left leg is gone. Not funny ha-ha, but funny unexpected. Funny perfect because I gave up … Continue reading

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Girl with a Hoop

A lot of the time, it’s a brutal business to heal the dogs of internal conflicts you didn’t even know you had. On top of that, some of the dogs have run off with pieces of you, and you can’t … Continue reading

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And You Will Answer to Your New Name

Andy and I got married a week ago:  October 5, 2013, almost one year after the day we met.  The ceremony was concise and meaningful, and despite our pre-wedding walk around the neighborhood rehearsing our vows so that we might … Continue reading

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