Category Archives: memories

Goldy in Memoriam

When my daughter was almost 5, we bought her a starter pet: a pair of goldfish.  She named them, so of course the plain orange one was Goldy.  The white one with orange and black blotches was Poppy (I had … Continue reading

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Family Obligations

A month ago, while we were having lunch in Japantown, my daughter started to cry. She had pain in her chest, pain so bad it frightened her.  We took her to the emergency room at the hospital where she was born. … Continue reading

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In Memory of William Peter Blatty

I wrote this in the Fall about the impact The Exorcist had on me: Halloween Haunts: Exorcism for Fun and Profit by Loren Rhoads I read The Exorcist early in high school. My mom was a school librarian and didn’t … Continue reading

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Grave Play

I’ve been away again.  This was my third trip since summer began, with one more to come next week.  It’s been hard to keep a working rhythm with all the coming and going, but I’m making some progress.  I wish … Continue reading

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Home Again, Home Again

This year was a big anniversary for Mason and me, so he suggested we celebrate with a big trip.  That’s how we found ourselves headed for London, Barcelona, and Paris last month. I love London, but I hadn’t been there … Continue reading

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