Category Archives: The Private

My baby threw up in my underwear drawer

I originally intended to post yesterday instead of today, but my efforts were hampered by two, yes two, injured pinkies. Two injured pinkies may not sound like much but when one is trying to type they prove quite the impediments. … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Shadyside

The first time S. and I moved to Pittsburgh, it took us three trips to the city to get an apartment. On the first visit, we looked at apartments in the strip district,  because I had the notion that living … Continue reading

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Diary Monday!

It has been a long time since I mined my past journals for this blog’s amusement, but since I am up at five in the morning on a Monday, facing a week loaded with a minimum of four meetings per … Continue reading

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I love this time of year, the transition from summer to winter. I used to be a summer kind of girl, but as I’ve grown into adulthood, while my worship of the sun abides (although now I put a sturdy … Continue reading

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Losing My Feminism

The first time I noticed, really noticed, my feminism slipping between my fingers, I was standing outside of Pennsylvania Macaroni in the Strip District with E. It was a bright, cold Saturday morning and she was asking one of the … Continue reading

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1/3 the way there, and the ecojustice challenge

April is almost over and since we are nearly a third of the way through the year it seems like a good time to check in with my new year’s resolutions and see how Things are Going. When I created … Continue reading

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I was going to blog, but…

my dog ate my computer. Okay, okay. I don’t have a dog. I was feeling guilty for not being able to fit in a proper blog for nearly a week, but as I caught up with my blog reading yesterday … Continue reading

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Diary Friday – The graduate school years, continued

S. is fast asleep in the next room, and if you’ve been living in the mid west this winter and experienced our weather and our flu season, you must recognize this for the success it is. All manner of things … Continue reading

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I was tripping along beautifully through this new life of mine, remarking every few days or so how smoothly the whole transition had gone, how amazing it is to no longer drive much at all, how much I love this … Continue reading

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It’s been a long time since….DIARY FRIDAY!

I thought it might be fun today to excerpt some sections from my graduate school journal(s) from the first time I moved to Pittsburgh.  I moved here the first time in 2002, when I was 25. I wrote these journals … Continue reading

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