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gloria

I barely slept last night/this morning. Not because of nervous Ike anticipation, but because when I let Rex out for his five AM visit to the south lawn–aka the chance to pee before Timothy passes out until noon–I saw a … Continue reading

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scary monsters

Look! BuNnY MoNsTeRz! BuNnY MoNsTeRz are hand made by my friend Keri in Maine. Each one is unique and made from recycled fabrics and ecospun felt. If you want one, visit Keri’s Etsy Shop and order yours today. She even … Continue reading

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high hopes

In 1999 the world’s tallest snowman was constructed in Bethel, Maine. It was 113’7″. At the end of January 2008 the community set out to break their previous record by building the world’s tallest snow woman, hoping to reach 120 … Continue reading

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being boring

A package arrived a couple of days ago, addressed to me, sent by me. It was my youth in a box, filled with photographs, letters, yearbooks, books, drawings, notebooks, notes passed in class written by high school friends, and other … Continue reading

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wrapped up in books

While I was in Maine I stopped by the Topsham Public Library so I could add a book to their collection through their Gift-A-Book program. I doubt I’d be a writer today if my parents hadn’t taken me to the … Continue reading

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back for good

I was extremely nervous about flying back to Houston. If you’ve read HE’S THE ONE and remember how Adam Wilson dealt with his fear of flying by “steering” the plane with his armrests during turbulence, that’s kind of how I … Continue reading

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love don’t live here anymore

It’s so cold here. I think it was six degrees last night; not sure what the temperature is now, but I’ve lost all feeling in my hair. I visited two wonderful friends yesterday, and their families. It was great to … Continue reading

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by the way

By the way, thank you for the scarf you sent to me, Lisa! It’s kept me quite warm and has been the saving grace of this journey. =)

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heroes

I arrived in Portland, Maine, at 11 PM on Saturday. All day I’d been preparing for cold weather and when I stepped outside of the terminal for a cigarette, I thought, This isn’t so bad. Then a light breeze kicked … Continue reading

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get out

Jeans? Check. Undies? Check. Socks? Check. Boots? (I need new boots.) Check. Tons of shirts to layer? Check. Sweaters? Check. Laptop? Camera? Cell phone? Scads of other electronic gizmos I know I can’t live without, even though I swore I’d … Continue reading

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