Monthly Archives: July 2011

How did I get here?

Today I screamed at my daughter. I don’t mean “yelled;” I mean call-social-services-I-could-not-have-generated-more-volume-had-my-life-depended-on-it screamed. Things evened out a little between my daughter and I as she became two, then three. The fall of her third year I enrolled her in a full-time … Continue reading

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Night, part 3

I am beginning to see why there appears to be a connection between dysfunction and creativity. I was thinking this morning about Edgar Allen Poe and Amy Winehouse. Two very different people who each shared their brilliance in their own … Continue reading

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The photo

I took the picture in the header one spring. I passed this field every morning before seven on my way to talking my daughter to preschool. One morning I finally remembered to bring my camera–my five megapixel point-and-shoot Sony camera. The resulting pictures … Continue reading

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Night, part 2

I had undiagnosed post-partum depression after the birth of my daughter. I also don’t do well when sleep-deprived. I was never one to stay up all night, even in high school and college. My daughter has a lot of characteristics of … Continue reading

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Night, part 1

Late at night I like to go into my daughter’s room to watch her sleep. She and I have a relationship characterized by fierce emotion. That’s a nice way of saying we fight a lot. Sometimes I think she wants … Continue reading

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Barbara eye wears glasses

I find it interesting to think about how I’ve defined myself at different points in my life.  The summer before I started fifth grade, I had to start wearing glasses. This was after spending the bulk of fourth grade tapping … Continue reading

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