February 2016


February 29, 2016

When Dad and Mom and I left Wisconsin late Friday night, the minivan was well-fortified with books and audio books, with snacks and blankets and pillows and computers. We carried enough comfort and entertainment supplies between us to last two months instead of two days. Dad took out a couple seats from the back of the minivan and put a mattress on the floor, and …

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Guest Post on Three Green Doors

February 22, 2016

My twin–she is Luci from Alberta, and I am Luci from Wisconsin–asked me to write a guest post for her blog, Three Green Doors. Luci from Alberta and I have been amazed, ever since we first met a few summers ago, by how alike we are. Dreamers of enormous dreams, lovers of words and people, emotionally susceptible. The seasons affect us, too. That’s what I …

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Unromantic Love on Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2016

I remember when I was sixteen and passionately in love. Eros it was, and Eros changed me. I grew aware of myself and my body in a way I never had before. I wonder now if I should write about those emotions–are they improper, too intimate?–and decide that I will. This heart-pounding awareness we call sexuality is too often perverted or used as a swear …

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