Monthly Archives: November 2011

What It Takes To Come Alive

9am, 25 degrees, 8:15 minute mile pace. Neon pink gloves, shivering lungs, chapped lips, train tracks, techno-pop on the Ipod. Red lights, frozen puddles, cracked sidewalks, clouds of hot breath caught up in a mop of brittle brown hair. We … Continue reading

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Twenty-Four

When I was about five I decided that my favorite number would be 24. My reasoning was that odd numbers were icky (I had no logical explanation for this), and two was a very nice even number, but so was … Continue reading

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Patience

This year is all about patience. Out for a run through the familiar woods in this small town, I find myself thinking about all the things I feel I am waiting for. On the edge of another long, midwestern winter, … Continue reading

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Carving Out An Ocean

“Your joy is your sorrow unmasked… the deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” -Kahlil Gibran

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Our Part Is Not Knowing

(…)and what the soul is, also I believe I will never quite know. Though I play at the edges of knowing, truly I know our part is not knowing, but looking, and touching, and loving, which is the way I … Continue reading

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Dasein

There’s this scene in that movie Troy where Achilles is talking to this woman whose life he just saved. I think she tries to kill him later that night and then has sex with him, but I hardly remember any … Continue reading

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