Category Archives: Memoir

The Desperate Dilettante

I’m creative, but often feel like a dilettante. I can paint, write fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, draw comics, and sew…but so fucking what! Am I actually fabulous at any of these skills, or is making art just a sweet self-indulgence? … Continue reading

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Swimming (2013)

Martha and the Muffins had a song in 1982 called Swimming, whose refrain was “We’re afraid to call it love, Let’s call it swimming…”. It makes me think of you, and I think about what we called love. I think … Continue reading

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This is the Body of my Dead Husband

My husband Beau started dying the day he was born. That isn’t so unlike the rest of us, but his dying was carried within his connective tissue by a degenerative disorder called Marfan’s Syndrome. As he aged, he fell apart … Continue reading

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