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Category Archives: Stupid Drawings

Drawings done by yours truly. Mostly, they’re pretty bad. But some are funny despite my lack of skill.

You’re familiar with mindfulness, meditation, and self care, but not because you’ve consciously practiced them. Decide to practice them. Sit on your floor in the quiet, hands placed just-so on your knees, and tell your brain to be still. It’ll be anything but. Should you move house for a bigger yard? Your ankle itches. Is it wrong […]

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Sometimes, I think about legacies and wonder whether it’s too late for me to leave one that means anything. I’m in my (late-ish) 40’s. I’ve had good jobs and did good things in them. I’ve bought homeless people food, donated clothing, time, and money. But those things are mostly about being human. They don’t exactly […]

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Ker-clump, ker-clump, ker-clump. The floor shakes above me – my son is running laps. It’s not exactly running, although he is fast. The movement reminds me of baby-him crawling on one knee while the other leg semi-walked. I guess it’s a type of skipping, but more musical and dinosaur-like. Primal somehow, and so him. I think about […]

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A long long time ago, back in the 80’s… (and 70’s), kids ran feral all day until their parents rang a cowbell at dusk from the front porch signaling supper-time. For pee-breaks and snacks, they popped in at whoever’s house was closest. The older kids looked out for the little ones between giving important life […]

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T’was the night before BlogHer, 11:08 pm; while trying to pack, I wipe my son’s ass from a late-night BM. Wondering what to wear has become a bit of a chore, ’cause I realize my pants were each designed for a bore. A bore I am not and the last minute shitshow I know, so I write a […]

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In light of recent news, I’m re-posting something that I wrote in March of 2013. I’m making a few changes but leaving it mostly as it originally appeared. My God loves gay people. And lots of other people, too. One of the first conversations I had with my then future mother-in-law was when she told me […]

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