Category Archives: childhood

Dream Machine

When I was little, I suffered from nightmares.  In order to fall asleep, I came up with a system: I imagined that inside my brain, there was a dream spiral.  A bad thought, maybe a monster from a movie or … Continue reading

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Christmas List Recap

Today I took the lights off my roof.   I could see downtown in the distance, sticking up over the tops of the leafy trees, and I admit it, I felt that Christmas-is-over sadness, just like when I was a … Continue reading

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Tree Hugger

I just climbed a tree.  Not just any tree, but my tree, the ficus I didn’t cut when we bought this house, amost 100 years old.  I knew it was wrong to cut them down, even though my good friend … Continue reading

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