Monthly Archives: July 2013

Other people’s garbage

There is a group of people who are far from evil, but still hard to understand. They throw their garbage down wherever they happen to be. I live on a fairly busy road, and people will sometimes toss their Burger … Continue reading

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An Unseen Sweetness: Fast for One Day of Ramadan

“There is an unseen sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness. We are lutes. When the sound box is filled, no music can come forth.” –Rumi A cause of lingering guilt: The time I stuffed my face with fragrant fried chicken on … Continue reading

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Getting Beat by the Blind Kid with Cerebral Palsy

My nephew Ben was born prematurely with cerebral palsy. His seventeen years have been punctuated by painful operations. He has faced each one with courage and grace, hardly complaining, occasionally admitting that it doesn’t feel so great to have been … Continue reading

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Go climb a tree

UPDATE: I declared this didn’t count, and redid it–Climb a tree, take three: I’ll take it “I wish we were stuck up a tree Then we’d know that it’s nicer below” – “I Can Learn,” The White Stripes #12 (101 … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About the Museum of Sex

“Type. Swipe. Search. Upload. Download. Post. Stream. These are the new verbs of desire. Our most intimate thoughts, fantasies, and urges are now transmitted via electronic devices to rapt audiences all over the world.”        — The Museum of Sex Bribery … Continue reading

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Confronting the Abyss at Trapeze School New York

“Advice from a veteran trapeze performer: Throw your heart over the bars and your body will follow.” — Unknown Harness on, I looked out from the rooftop trapeze school toward Manhattan’s Freedom Tower and gave a half-hearted acknowledgment when my … Continue reading

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Of Lists and Living, a guest post by Patricia Ellis Herr

I’m excited to feature a guest post today by Patricia Ellis Herr. I love reading about her adventures hiking with her young daughters on her site Trish, Alex and Sage. In this guest post, Trish writes about the importance of … Continue reading

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I Bust a Move on Dance Central a/k/a Cartoons Pity Me in My Basement

“I can’t get no satisfaction.” — The Rolling Stones I’ve never been accused of busting a move, but I’ve learned yet again that persistence pays off. About two years ago, I started playing the Dance Central game for Xbox’s Kinect. … Continue reading

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F1 Racing: Look at That Maniac Go

Although I’ll get my hackles up if I hear a sexist comment about women drivers, I’ll admit it: I’m not a great driver. I have a safe driving record, though, as long as you don’t count the time I crashed … Continue reading

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Melancholy at the Museum of Bad Art

You know how The Rocky Horror Picture Show is so bad, it’s good? That’s the idea behind the Museum of Bad Art. As I viewed the paintings and read the interpretive gallery notes, I heard occasional bursts of hearty laughter … Continue reading

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