Monthly Archives: February 2012

Slide, fall, struggle, repeat: My first snowboarding lesson

By the end of my first snowboarding lesson, I started to get a feel for turning, but my only way to stop was to fall. (I stopped a lot.) During the 90-minute lesson, I only managed to stay upright for … Continue reading

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Three Meetups

A murky understanding of a high school physics lesson is how I tend to think about my couch-potatoness: An object at rest tends to stay at rest. So last month I gave myself a challenge to get out and do … Continue reading

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Cornered on Bourbon and Canal

This is part of a series, “Scene from a memoir.” Cornered on Bourbon and Canal After driving from Connecticut for 28 straight hours through a winter storm that shut down Pennsylvania, we arrived in New Orleans exhausted, cranky, and starving, … Continue reading

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Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble

Update: Levon died on April 19, about two months after I saw this show. My thoughts are with Levon’s family and friends. Ashes of laughter The ghost is clear Why do the best things always disappear Like Ophelia Please darken … Continue reading

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If You Give a Mom a Blog

(For Mama Kat’s writing prompt, “If you give a mom a _____”… a post written in the style of the children’s If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books.) — If you give a mom a blog, she’s going to … Continue reading

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Kittens in a Drawer

This is part of a series, “Scene from a memoir I haven’t written yet.” Kittens in a Drawer I still remember that look on my mother’s face, a creeping mortification that her little girl, her only daughter, had a dark … Continue reading

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