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Cosmic flashback

July 21, 2014

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A couple of weeks ago I had lunch with a friend at the Cosmic Cup. I needed some ink cartridges for my printer, so I parked at the Office Depot across the street. As I stood on the median in the middle of Oak Lawn Avenue and looked at the funky, colorful old house, I […]

First meeting: menu

January 7, 2014

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So: I gave DK my address and he came, armed with lunch – sort of. More like a picnic, which is how we ended up eating it anyway. I never thought about it at the time, but he didn’t ask what sort of food I liked or if I was vegetarian or had food allergies […]

I peeled bits of straw

January 5, 2014

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To read or be read to by a love in a sensual setting was a private desire I had held close for most of my adult life. I don’t mean reading snippets of Dave Barry’s column loud enough so my partner can hear them and guffaw in response from the bathroom. Or to be sitting […]

DK calls, part 2

December 31, 2013

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(read part 1 here) “You can go to the gym later. You should eat first!” DK was wheedling me and I knew it, but it still made me smile. Maybe because I could hear him smiling at me across the telephone line. I took a deep breath. I was nervous . “Oh, I don’t – […]

December 28, 2007

December 28, 2013

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Six years ago today DK and I met, in person, for the first time. I remember every detail of that day. Detailed post, DK calls, part 2, to come. related posts: DK sends me an email The interim DK calls, part 1

I don’t know

December 21, 2013

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“We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4am of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who […]

Broken

December 2, 2013

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Months ago, during the summer, I was messing around with clay. A friend has a kiln and I wanted to test my hand at creating small sculptural pieces. I didn’t want to start completely from scratch so decided to make cameos of Douglas and Annie, characters from my illustrated book for adults, Douglas has a […]