flowers & barbed wire

Sunday, October 5, 2008

curtain call

after some deliberation, i have decided that blogit is not a good fit for me & i will be doing my blogging at blogspot (bloggers) from now on. it was great to meet all of you & to hear your voices through your writing. thank you for all your comments & calling cards. thank you for your support &... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 3, 2008

dog people

so there's dog people & cat people, right? i can't vouch for cat people because there is very little i understand about cat people, but as a so-called dog person, i realized something recently. i had this beautiful, sweet, loving, slightly dippy but very obedient collie named alice. for some... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

tiny tortures in this hyperactive ghost town

“there’s nothing wrong with chasing windmills,” said the dark-bristle hair kinda guy i knew he was the one when I caught him looking at himself in the black of my eyes some soul exploding outwards and into upon death fragments, she had told us, embedding into minds of new lives tens & hundreds of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

signed wishy-washy in the midwest

i live in an old old farmhouse in rural wisconsin with my husband & two kids. when we moved into the house i was excited about the adventure of a fixer-upper. my husband was not--but i assured him i wold do all the work. we had two incomes & we were childless at the time & i thought, sadly, that we... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 29, 2008

meanwhile, reuban consoles judy

“You know how a blister looks when you peel away the skin after it’s popped and all the ooze has been cleaned up with cotton balls? All exposed and tender and damp-looking? That’s how I feel. If my chest were opened up right now. That’s what my heart would look like.” “So you cleaned away all the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

trouble writing

maybe it's the medication...maybe it's the sleep deprivation...maybe i'm preoccupied with all the work that i'm not getting done on my house so i can sell it...maybe it's the constant worrying that i'm letting the dvd player raise my son because i'm just not able to be present these days & it's just... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

last installment of BUKOWSI'S UNDERTOW

“You have anyone in mind, Cash?” “I always have myself in mind, hon. You know that.” “No. Don’t say it. I won’t believe you. You do care. I know you do. You have to care. I’ve seen your dashes. You wouldn’t bother to try & pretty things up if you didn’t care. I know that you’re really a good guy.... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 22, 2008


“How poetic.” “Yeah, no cuss words.” “Can you stop a minute? Just stop. Don’t talk. Look at the water. Do you see it? She was on her way to meet her secret lover. But her husband followed her. He flew into a jealous rage. He went to put the gun in his own mouth, but she wrestled it away from him.... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

pitch a fit

my son is to my favorite toddler phase--& i am being completely serious..i love when toddlers do this--the old "throw yourself to the ground when things don't go your way" stage. i love the purity & severity in this gesture. i think more adults should employ this method to communicate their... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 19, 2008

once upon a time

in a land far far away lived a pretty princess head. this pretty princess head had a lot to say, but no one would listen to her because she didn't have boobs.... i's been a long week. my 15 month old fridge (with a 12 month warranty) died & i'm living out of coolers because they had to... Sign in to see full entry.

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