Musings

Rest in Power: Muhammad Ali

“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another […]

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Seven Today

You would have been 7 today. You’d be in first grade. Learning to ride a bike on your own. Free from harm, free from suffering. Looking up to superheroes. Like Superman, our little Superman. You’d be starting to show more independence. Able to tell time. To know the days, the weeks, the months of the […]

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To Ginnie, With Love

A year ago today, we said goodbye to this sweet baby.  This picture was taken on our last night together.  I’ve missed you every day.  I miss hearing your nails click on the floor as you came running to greet me when I got home.  I miss hearing your tail thump on the floor, as […]

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PDX Transit

Recent text thread between S and me – he was supposed to take me to a doctor appointment, but Agreement #3 says “Don’t Make Assumptions”.  Well….I assumed he was taking me, once I got home and he assumed he was picking me up from work and taking me to the doctor. S: I’m on my […]

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Yin and Yang

Last weekend I woke up groggy from two days straight of all grey clouds with no rain to speak of. What the hell is the point of clouds without rain anyway, I ask?!  Who knows, but it left me dragging ass all damn day. Fortunately, or unfortunately, we had to go to the grocery store. Once […]

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Jazz for Jesus

S and I have been trying to explore the city as much as possible since we moved. He’s much better at it than I am, however. He’s still not working – because they want people to have a Masters Degree to qualify for jobs like waiting tables. Wouldn’t your parents be so happy to know […]

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