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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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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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Mother

Tropical Storm Chantal broke up over the Caribbean a few days ago.  What’s left of her now sweeps above southwest Florida in a lugubrious costume of gray silks and cymbals, Lady Macbeth of community theater. Nonetheless, she has grounded me … Continue reading

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Not A Wrong Turn Despite All Evidence to the Contrary…Weirdness, Anger, and Badasses for Peace

“And I’m supposed to do what?” It’s the first days of 2011, and I’m sitting on my affordable, partially leather couch in my bungalow-style rapidly depreciated home in Wilmington, NC, staring in mystified excitement at Michael, the man I met on … Continue reading

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Return of Daughter of Blog

I changed my mind. The old blog posts stay. I read through them and decided to continue the saga although I realized a few loose ends need to be tied up before I continue with the next chapter.  I’ll address … Continue reading

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In the swamp

In the swamp I accept I am not anything.  I belong to it, the way a child belongs to her great-grandmother.  She owns me, she teaches me.  She is so old I have no reason to rebel.  She is so … Continue reading

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The Deer Heart

Sometime long after daybreak, a panther stalked and killed a doe on the buggy path where my people go, on the north side of the Tamiami Trail where the fresh water is.  The buggy driver must have jumped the cat … Continue reading

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