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brad-green's picture
Sep.09.2008
I'm writing cold bacon and rice cakes.  There is not one damn interesting thing to say.  There should be something...anything.  I wasted this day in a haze.  Weary.  A bruise on my shoulder from where my wife elbowed me last night.  Apparently, I didn't sleep well.  One of those nights where the...
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Sep.08.2008
Of course, there are no stars. No cricket can be heard. No deep night owl or the frantic scratching of a wild raccoon. Not even the dumb rooting of a possum. I swing the yellowed face of the lamp to the window, pull aside the curtains, and no swarm of bugs fling themselves at the warm eye on the...
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Sep.05.2008
Lunch.  Clouds a few white snarls against the blue.  Clomping across the parking lot concrete.  A water hose martyred by tire tracks curving new alphabet across the yellow lines, the nose of the hose buried in the mulch of the trees on the far side.  A leaf scatters ahead of me as I walk to my car...
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Aug.28.2008
My wife comes and stands behind while I'm on the computer.  "Are you staying up again?" "I have at least 4 hours of things I need to do." "What?"  She stands there behind me.  I swivel my chair.  "At least 2 hours of reading and 2 of writing.  I prefer 3, but...
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Aug.27.2008
I am fat with chicken: sweet and sour, grilled and stained prehistoric red, sesame chicken, orange, long strips and battered hunks like gravel, chicken swamped in gravies, syrups, in battered broccoli like General Tso's. I hate chicken. It bloats me, make me burp, bellow, and hang over my belt. My...
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Jun.19.2008
Okay, lovers. Here are a few more questions from What I Love About You, a guided journal that helps you spell out what exactly you love about your special person - I get a kick out of watching you: I respect how you overcame: I was proud to know you when: (from What I Love About You, Kate Marshall...
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Jun.11.2008
We can do better than "I love you." We can make them believe it. What exactly do we love about our sweethearts? This is one of many questions from What I Love About You, a guided journal that helps you spell it out - If you were a landscape painting, you'd be: __ Mountains (powerful and...
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Jan.31.2008
Spreading the Love by Kate-- I frequently feel gratitude, but don’t express it often or fully enough. Surely my husband David already knows I love him, right? Complaining is easy and sometimes feels more urgent, but ultimately there is nothing more important than saying "I love you," and...