Sometimes it really hits me that I have this grown-up girl. She is six years old now. With opinions and beliefs and independence and is growing every day. Sometimes I look at her and wonder… how amazing will she be when she is grown? Will I even recognize her? Being … Continue Reading →


Just say “Nay”.

Dear world, Please do not beg for deals and freebies when purchasing services from others. You are paying for someone’s time, talent, education, years of training, practice, failure, triumphs, equipment upgrade and maintenance, travel, afternoons away from family while they get their business running, workshops, seminars, courses, schooling, thousands of … Continue Reading →


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  • 27 January, 2010
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So, my oldest friend is about to graduate and become a hair stylist. She’s exceptionally awesome at what she does, and needs some images for her portfolio. We were chatting about it one evening while she was over. The really nice thing about having friends who are also professionals in … Continue Reading →


To Haiti

My little girl, my brilliant and beautiful girl, was picked up from school at the playground. She hopped off the bus in a little pink shirt, a smile, she took my hand and we all walked to the store as a family. It was warm for a winter day, so … Continue Reading →


No one ever asked anything super interesting when I did the “ask me anything” memes on my journal, now I know that’s because the only thing people actually wondered about is my secret smoking addiction and whether or not I collect Beanie Babies. …And sex with Altarflame’s husband. A question … Continue Reading →


That formspring thing got totally crazy, in a good way. I came back after a walk and there was like 10 questions in there, and as soon as I finished them my inbox said I had six more. It was like that for HOURS. I was laying down doing archiving … Continue Reading →


I’ve recently realized that although I’ve relaxed a lot of my militancy since leaving all the parenting communities I was a part of (other than the one I moderate), I can’t stand reading the journals of people – even friends – when I see them deliberately turning their back on … Continue Reading →


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  • 8 January, 2010
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Ten years long

I feel the need to let out a big deep breath after that last entry. I haven’t let myself be so full of piss and vinegar, publicly, for far too long. Thank you to those who understood it’s intention: about individual grief, and respecting it – about my personal experiences … Continue Reading →