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DK reappears

November 28, 2013

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The day after Christmas of 2007, I heard from DK again. Read on. 

Halloween one

October 31, 2013

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“You have forever ruined mermaids for me.” One Friday morning in late October of 2008, I got a completely unexpected text from DK. (Neither of us were big texters then; we very rarely exchanged them. More’s the pity we didn’t keep it at that in the following years.) He would be finishing up an appointment […]

Summer showers

June 21, 2013

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“You’re such a hippie!” (The summer shower art was created & posted here last summer, but the story is new today in honor of the Summer Solstice.) DK always grinned when he said that to me, usually with a gentle poke to my belly. I don’t think of myself as a hippie, but I didn’t […]

In the cards

June 14, 2013

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Digging through the back of a desk drawer the other day, I came across a large, bulky, unlabeled envelope. Perplexed, I dumped the contents onto my desk. It was a packet of things I had intended to give DK one night years ago. That winter night I remembered it just as he was leaving. He kissed […]

Yoo-hoo good

March 4, 2013

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So few things are yoohoo good. Oh, what a glorious day! Windy and warm, canopied with a cloudless, infinite Texas sky: today has been a brilliant, early March Sunday. It lifted me into such a happy mood it seemed right to record a happy DK memory. The Yoo-hoo days came to mind: a span of […]

It means you’re fruity

February 12, 2013

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Sunshine filtered through the canopy of leaves outside my bedroom window, dappling us with Texas gold. It was an early summer afternoon and the oppressive blanket of heat that relentlessly drapes itself over Texas for most of the summer months had not yet arrived. Deke and I lay naked beside each other, placid and happy […]

Time for pie

September 10, 2012

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Norma’s is a stalwart icon of north Oak Cliff, the multi-ethnic, artist-friendly Dallas neighborhood south of downtown that is my home. They’ve been serving up blue-plate specials and Texas hospitality in the same humble spot on Davis St. since before I was born. It’s a down-home diner with a dash of sass. The plastic-coated menu […]