Author Archives: seemareza

On the Train next to the woman in orange.

Inspired by my friend Cerridwen, who has been bravely charting her search for rhythm in the world of writing, I am trying to post poems that I haven’t spent my time coddling.  This is terrifying, but liberating.  Let the poems go out into the world.  Check her out: http://cerridwenelektra.wordpress.com Some women are so put together that I…

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The Glass Castle and Cream Sauce

Hurricane was stirring a pot last night, helping make basil cream sauce for his class holiday party (the kibosh was put on our pesto because of nut allergies in the classroom).  I was simultaneously helping Shark with his science homework—a project on the digestive system.  I looked over and saw him teetering on a stool, stirring…

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From Another Time

For a while, this interview sort of embarrassed me–because my life has changed so much since then, and I sound so certain.  But re-reading it, I realize that only the last part–dancing with my husband–is no longer a part of my life.  And I feel like the woman who was emerging at that time was…

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The Growing Stack of Books

This is the stack of books that currently threatens to kill me from my bedside table.  I love them all.  I can’t commit to reading just one.  I just pile them up and read a little of each, rarely seeing any through to completion.  Is it still love if I pick one up, read a…

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Junky Tuesday-McSweeney’s

This was back in 2007 (the incident occurred in 2005/2006).  If you want to see the actual post on the actual site (because you don’t believe me, or–shudder–you’ve never read McSweeney’s Internet Tendency) there’s a link below, and then you should use your browser’s search function to search my name.  If you’re heading over to…

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Hip Young Women

These hip young women went on a trip.  In seven days they slept maybe thirty hours total.  On the plane ride home, this is what became of them.  This is not a cautionary tale.  This is an inspirational tale.  These are hip young women.  They know how to live…

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