Category Archives: nostalgia

Nobody Here But Us Chickens.

For Paul and Renee. Happy birthday, twins. I am seeking. Because, you know, it’s fair to make me seek while the eighteen-year-old twins, Paul and Renee, and the four-year-old Jacob hide. Where is Josh? Reading a book, probably. Taking apart … Continue reading

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When Your Heart Is In-between

Let’s get real. I haven’t been writing. I came home from Korea and started a fancy new job and a new relationship and because I needed all of it so badly, I couldn’t bear the honesty of writing for a … Continue reading

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Joy, Baby

One of my new life missions is to collect oral histories of my family. I was able to do a small amount of that this past weekend, while visiting Oklahoma for my Nanny’s 80th birthday. I could listen to my … Continue reading

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England used to own us like Japan owned you… kinda.

School House Rock is a godsend. On a good day, I’m the ridiculous clown of ESL education– telling jokes and practically doing back flips to make the kids like me. On other, i.e. most, days, I drone away at the … Continue reading

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I got you from the future…

Now Happy Birthday… from the PAST! April 26th, 1988 Dear Jacob, I think you’re stupid, mostly because every time I sing a song, you start singing it too even though I was singing it first. And, last week you said, … Continue reading

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More Ghosts of Christmas Past

This got a little mention in my previous snow day blog post, but it definitely deserves more play: the 1987 CBS special¬†Will Vinton’s Claymation Christmas. While A Garfield Christmas Special held my brothers and I spellbound for the strange, gripping, … Continue reading

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