Archive for February, 2004

Just a Few Words

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

The chill sidles up to me, slips me into its embrace. I lean into it stiffly, my flesh dotted, all attention; sensation becomes acute, my body aware of its discomfort, generating shivers of response to ward off numbness. This is how I want to live — at the apex of awareness, not overly comfortable, thus […]

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Childless By Choice

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

They don’t want to have children, they don’t want to be bothered by children, and they’d just as soon not live near children. It’s the child-free movement, and it’s growing: Boston Globe: No Kids, Please It’s already starting. The rise of the child-free, that is. They may put on a sorry face, networking through the […]

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What Shall I Do When I Grow Up?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

A friend once wrote about her frustration with herself: I’m going through a fierce “period” of “What am I doing?? Where am I headed? What is my purpose? What am I worth? What’s the point?” It may be a period thing, but everything is more intense lately. I think I block this stuff out a […]

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