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Breadcrumbs

Aurora cries when she’s hungry, and when she’s tired and not tired, and when she wants to be changed, and when she wants attention, and when the music-playing mobile in … Continue reading

September 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Fearless

I want to be like Avery when I grow up. He sticks his head underwater and keeps his eyes open. He jumps and expects someone to catch him (and mostly, someone … Continue reading

September 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Funk

I’ve been in a funk this week, and I wish I could simply blame the weather or the rain or the mosquitoes or the kids or writing or something other … Continue reading

September 24, 2011 · 2 Comments

Right Place Wrong Time

The Rumpus, with its ever-changing inspirational (kind of) slogans (today’s: To “prove them wrong” is not a reason to do anything.), asked readers to submit stories about the subject of … Continue reading

September 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Baby group

Our early intervention specialist suggested I take Aurora to a parent-and-baby group that meets once a week in Malden (around the corner from where I got two tattoos, actually, which … Continue reading

September 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

The plot of life

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about plot, and the need for plot. I write nonfiction, mostly, and plot is something that worries me because, in life, plot is nonexistent. … Continue reading

September 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

mon coeur, in Revolution House

My wife, Holly, who will soon be my ex-wife, sends me inspirational quotes. She doesn’t want me to call her from the Tobin Bridge again. She says she’s not angry. … Continue reading

September 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

And sometimes I write fiction

NAP Magazine, which will publish my first chapbook in January 2012, accepted and published a short piece of my fiction. The story appears in issue 1.4 of NAP, which came … Continue reading

September 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Actual blogging

I have neglected the actual blog part lately. I could list several reasons, each less true than the one before it, and why do that when I can just say … Continue reading

September 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Migraines

You have gotten migraines since you were a child, but you think they are under control. You don’t even tell me about your history of migraines until one causes you … Continue reading

September 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

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