Tag Archives: Special needs

I made it possible

This afternoon I hemmed a pair of curtains with stitchwitchery, that magical roll of some sort of tape which, when ironed between two pieces of fabric, makes a needle and thread unnecessary. I have no idea what it’s made of. There was … Continue reading

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Turning the page on reading

I love reading. I love reading fiction, being transported to worlds real and imagined, past, present or future. I love a good memoir, how I get to slip inside another person and see the specificity of their story and universality how … Continue reading

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Sorry-grateful, regretful-happy

“You’re sorry-grateful, regretful-happy. Why look for answers where none occur.” –Steven Sondheim There’s something unfolding and I’m so ambivalent about it that I don’t even know how to start this post. That happens sometimes when I try to write about … Continue reading

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Wait for it

I was thrust out of sleep last night for a few brief seconds into total free fall, just barely this side of consciousness, unable to recall where I was, who I was, why I was. For a moment I struggled to orient … Continue reading

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In the soda aisle

In the grocery store yesterday I passed a dad holding his baby in the soda aisle, right between the ginger ale and the sparkling water. He stood there, babe in his arms, simply covering it with kisses. He wasn’t trying … Continue reading

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39,000 feet

“If you promise to give it your all, I promise to make your life as interesting as possible. To give you something to look forward to every day.” -Chaz Ebert to her husband Roger Ebert, on the relapse of his … Continue reading

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Durga’s Tool #198: 12% of a plan

“What percentage of a plan do you have?” “I don’t know, like 12%.” –Guardians of the Galaxy Last month as we were decorating for Christmas, my son told me, “When I grow up, I’m going to have a Christmas tree.” … Continue reading

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