Monthly Archives: July 2006

What to do in St. Louis when your family is gone

Jamie’s mom came into town and Jamie and the kids left home on Saturday. I’m lonely, bored, and a little bit jealous that they get to have a vacation without me. I miss my family. On the upside, I can … Continue reading

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Just call me Draco

In Judith Warner’s op-ed piece in today’s New York Times (subscription required), she argues that the Child Custody Protection Act passed by the Senate this week will have unintended consequences up to and including horrible deaths of young teenage girls. … Continue reading

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How to Live with a Curse

Perfection begins where it hurts I’m healing in slashes and burns And that’s how you live with a curse –Stavesacre, “How to Live with a Curse”

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Return to Civilized Life

We got our power back this afternoon, about an hour ago. It’s been interesting, living without electricity since Wednesday night. Mostly we’re thankful that we had running water the whole time, and that it cooled off on Friday. Wednesday night … Continue reading

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On Mississippi’s Stormy Banks I Stand

I’ve lived in the Midwest pretty much my entire 29+ years of life, and have never seen a tornado in real life. After last night, I still haven’t seen a tornado, but for the first time in my life I … Continue reading

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More quotable quotes

Today’s iteration: “Would you please hold my hot little hand?” Per C3 regulations, context will not be provided. That is all. Have a nice day.

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July 11, 2006

Five years ago today, I held my first child for the first time. I remember how red he was. I remember how beautiful he was. I remember how cone-shaped his head was. I remember that he had to stay under … Continue reading

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Instant Heirloom

On the occasion of my high school graduation, my maternal grandfather made a present to me of this: It is a replica of a clock that was in the kitchen of the home in which he grew up. He did … Continue reading

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Good stress, bad stress

I think I’m under a lot of stress right now. That’s good, because it motivates me to get things done. And I think I handle stress pretty well. I have a number of outlets for my stress, but my two … Continue reading

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Wow, I never thought I’d be one of *those* bloggers. You know, the kind that let their blogs get way out of date. But here it is, another week gone by and no post. We did have a nice time … Continue reading

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