Archive for April, 2007

That Blade Pressed

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

God is a filter, a polaroid lens that blanks out all the wild colors and fabulous detail of nature. God obliterates randomness. God kills luck. God turns sharp-edged struggle into a tiresome parable. He’s the all-purpose explanation, the always-available excuse. He’s a big shrug of the shoulders, a cosmic palms-up gesture, a rabbit’s foot, a […]

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A Little Crafty

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

At the beginning of my pregnancy I’d seen a journal called The Belly Book. It seemed like a sweet idea, but I didn’t buy it right away. By the end of the first trimester I did get it, but I held off on filling this in until after the amniocentesis. Now I’m immersed. There’s a […]

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Spreading the Wealth

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

I live a good life. In fact, even when I’ve struggled to pay rent and other expenses, I have always had the luxury of running water, heating/cooling, and electricity. Food has never been scarce, nor has it ever been difficult to purchase products for my household or physical needs. I’ve had access to credit which […]

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