Unexpected sad news: Jesse’s dog Sweetheart was lost to us today. Jesse called me when I was still downtown writing, telling me he had taken the dog to the vet & was told that she had a kidney problem that … Continue reading
I never intended to become a mother, but then my partner’s nephew came to us from a background of severe abuse & neglect. Now he’s 23 & doing great. In contrast: the case of Anya James.
Not quite ALL about my 2009, because that would take a year to write. This only took several hours.
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Chris & Rozz & Jesse & Mel (with Jesse’s dog Sweetheart) on a Kenai Peninsula hike in 2006 — & now, all over the place. But still good friends.
Saying “I Love You” Saturday I show him the video of the trip you and I took after we first met. It was almost four years ago. The tape starts with a pond along the highway to Valdez. There are … Continue reading
Posted in Marriage equality, Ordinance, Poems
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Good news from Maine Wednesday: its legislature passed, & its governor signed, a law making it legal for same-sex couples to marry. This makes Maine the 5th state in the U.S., after Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, & Iowa, to grant the … Continue reading
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It was as I’d hoped yesterday: the grey was dissolving. Though it took a night’s sleep to really turn the trick. Not quite enough sleep — I’m still pretty tired — but at least I feel more than dead inside … Continue reading
Lichen forest at the foot of a birch tree Just in case my earlier bike jaunt wasn’t enough exercise for the day, we packed me, Rozz, Jesse, Jesse’s dog Sweetheart, & Jesse’s bike (unnamed) into the car & drove out … Continue reading