Not quite ALL about my 2009, because that would take a year to write. This only took several hours. Continue reading
Posted in About writing, Alaska justice system, Alaska politics, Cold, depression, Journal, Long Dark, NaNoWriMo, Ordinance, True Diversity Dinner
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Today’s a day that’s had a lot of deaths in it. The first was the death of someone I hadn’t known of before, a woman named Jerri Nielsen, an ER doctor from Ohio who was working in Antarctica and had … Continue reading
Conflation I found home far from my birthplace, but at night my dreams remind me: I see them, Mom and Dad and their home at one with the landscape I now call my own and in daylight reality I know … Continue reading
Anchorage pollster Ivan Moore suggests the Anchorage Assembly remove “gender identity” and “gender expression” from coverage under the proposed equal rights ordinance — in order to get the rigid right to agree. Sorry. I won’t throw my trans sisters & brothers under the bus. And I’m not alone.
Posted in Alaska politics, Ordinance, Transfolk
Tagged Anchorage Assembly, Anchorage Baptist Temple, Anchorage ordinance 2009-64, Andrew Halcro, gender expression, gender identity, Green-Lieght family, Ivan Moore, Jerry Prevo, lgbtq, Mom, Ptery, sexual orientation, trans
On Facebook, my friend David has been thinking about blinks. He posted a brief little meditation about it a few days ago, & this morning a wonderful short poem called “Blinking” that I wish I could post here but I … Continue reading
Posted in Greens, Nonfiction
Tagged 1962, 1994, blinks, cats, Columbia Falls, creative nonfiction, Dad, Dave, David Cheezem, Eight Lives, Facebook, Green family, Gretchen Legler, Lem the cat, Mark, Melz history, memory, Mer, Mom, Montana, Rozz, UAA, Whylie, writing
Me, today First day of snow in Anchorage this year, though doesn’t look like it’ll last. Enough that I had to brush the snow off my car this morning, & take it real slow & easy driving to work. At … Continue reading
Posted in Greens, Journal
Tagged death, Mom
Mom, these are some of the sunflowers Mark’s work sent for Dad, because they were your favorite flower. I was always lousy at remembering Mother’s Day or your birthday early enough to get a card to you. But Mom, today … Continue reading
I finally did it. Sometime last fall, we started driving the car less often, & began taking the bus to/from work & other destinations more often. For me, that’s usually meant taking the bus sometimes as many as three or … Continue reading
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Tagged biking, Mom
Because I’m thinking a lot about my mom today. This is one of a whole bunch of candles we lit right after I got back from Spokane, two weeks after her death.
Because I’m thinking a lot about my mom today….
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Tagged candle, death, Mom