Posts Tagged ‘growing up’

Protected: Household Changes

February 11, 2011  |  journal entries  |  Enter your password to view comments.

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Protected: “So, What Happened?”

October 28, 2010  |  journal entries  |  Enter your password to view comments.

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Protected: Breath of fire

March 19, 2009  |  journal entries  |  Enter your password to view comments.

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Protected: letter to a friend

December 26, 2008  |  essays  |  Enter your password to view comments.

Do you remember: once, we were driving in your car, not sure where we were going, perhaps home from writing class, we spent a lot of time in your car then, but I remember precisely where we were, on the freeway under the Convention Center on I-5, and I think we were coming from an event somewhere, downtown maybe. We were talking about our friends, and living our own truths, and you said you can often see the downfalls and shortcomings of those around you. So I asked you what you thought mine was. "Power," you said. "You don't know your own power, your own strength."

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My Father’s Son

December 3, 2008  |  poetry  |  25 Comments

Dad, were you wondering how I got here? How I went from that tree-climbing skinned-knee ragamuffin girl to this prettyboy? ... I never was your tomboy daughter, never got in fights with the boys in the neighborhood, never stood up to the bullies of my younger sisters. I was the artistic one, moody, on my own. Studying my peers as we metamorphosed into our adult bodies.

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