Loving Kimani – It Ain’t for the Weak

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So few people truly love me. Real love. Really real love, unconditional love that stretches beyond faults and bad habits, past disease and disappointments, through years of life’s ebb and flow. I can count them on my fingers and toes, and I consider myself lucky. Kimani doesn’t have to take her shoes off to count […]

Where Ya Been?

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I suppose I owe you faithful readers an explanation for why I have been gone since Christmas. I am jaded. It’s as simple (and as complex) as that. Late last Fall I realized that every time I was on Facebook, which really was all the time, I felt vaguely shitty (thank you Lisa M. for […]

Shake It Off

My girls love Taylor Swift and Shake It Off is pretty much their theme song. A couple times a week I am privy to their dancing on our kitchen table to it, and I find myself wishing you all could see how adorable they are. Well, now ya can. Masha and Autumn attend summer camp […]

In Zero Words or Less

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In the movie The Princess Bride there is scene that has Wesley being tortured by Count Rugen in the Pit of Despair. Right after Rugen uses the machine on Wesley, he says to him, “…What did this do to you? Tell me. And remember, this is for posterity, so be honest. How do you feel?” […]