Monthly Archives: October 2010

out of the tunnel

the world has been very kind to me this week, I have alternately been sick, lost my mind, made myself sick in new and different ways (as if the bout with that cold/flu wasn’t satisfying enough) had my life descended … Continue reading

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writer’s block

Dear Diary, I have been on this island for 42 days now. Each day I tell myself that I will see something new. Sometimes I convince myself that I do, but late at night, under the stars, I realize that … Continue reading

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and she said

today was one of those exceptionally off days, all for good reasons, but still…just a hair frustrating. First, it was obvious that I ate something that my body was just not a fan of at all, then I just felt … Continue reading

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love in the time of cholera

In Haiti there has been a (as yet) manageable outbreak of cholera. 250 people have died, 3,000 are estimated to be effected. Given that over 1 million Haitians are still living in tent cities it is a testament to the … Continue reading

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with madness I wake

of all things I am absolutely torn and conflicted about whether to continue writing on “the city of love” using pen and paper, the typewriter or the computer. I think it will wind up being a hybrid process, it is … Continue reading

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Shaka Zulu

Join me this Sunday as we talk about the life and work of Mazisi Kunene and read from the public domain version of: Emperor Shaka the Great – A Zulu Epic. Mazisi Kunene who has died aged 76, was one … Continue reading

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smilla’s sense of snow

for whatever reason, mid-stride this morning it would seem, I remembered “Smilla’s Sense of Snow.” A good film and a better book. “When my mother didn’t come back I realized that any moment could be the last. Nothing in life … Continue reading

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le whoops

do you remember a few days ago when I waxed poetic about my luxurious cabbage soup/stew meal? Well, typically when I have access to something crockpot-ish and am very busy, I just make a bunch of one thing and then … Continue reading

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my bllue bunny hunny

I found the first blue bunny ice cream machine I have seen since leaving the southwest. I got all giddy and excited. Those of you who have been following the blog for the past few years may remember not just … Continue reading

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Drama and Theme

Sometimes like yesterday, you see or read something that just makes you absolutely indignant with your sense of injustice and harm in the world. You stand on the proverbial mountaintop (or blog in this case) and thump your chest, stomp … Continue reading

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