Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Week 11 Response

The piece I chose to respond to this week is called “Any Good News?” by Carol Feiner. It was published on April 1, 2012 in Hippocampus magazine (http://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/2012/04/any-good-news-by-carol-feiner/). I know I just posted on a piece from this magazine, but I couldn’t help myself. They set it up so that you get to read like …

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Week 10 Response

The piece I chose to respond to this week is called “An Image of My Father” by Charles B. Snoad. It was published on April 1, 2012 in Hippocampus magazine (http://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/2012/04/an-image-of-my-father-by-charles-b-snoad/). Snoad talks about dealing with bouts of severe depression he experienced as a young adult. They occurred when he became concerned about what he …

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Euthanasia

I know you wouldn’t know it by looking at my posts, but I am a huge poetry fan. I love reading it, I love writing it, I love it. As some of you may know (if you’re in my class and read my 4th workshop essay), I had a dog named Marley growing up and I had …

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Friendly Competition

You know how you and the other members of your family have a sort of unspoken agreement that everyone acknowledges, to see which branch of the family tree will reach the farthest? Well maybe it’s just my family; hell, maybe it’s just me, but either way I’m the second-oldest of my grandparent’s grandchildren, and I’ll …

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Broken

Getting married and entertaining dreams of one day having children and starting a family of my own is really fucking scary when you come from a family so royally fucked up as mine. Nothing I do seems right, even when I’m attempting to air my grievances and possibly come up with solutions. Despite my best …

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What a Week

So this week was a shitty one, I must say, with a couple of exceptions. On Sunday I spoke to my grandpa (who has always been more like my dad) to wish him a happy Easter and all. During this conversation I learned that he has no idea what month it is when he told …

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Fatty-Fatty, Two-by-Four!

A friend of mine (you know who you are) recently lost her job and now finds an abundance of idle time on her hands. This got me thinking about my day-to-day life and my levels of free time. I always knew that my time was precious, but it is alarming how rare it is for …

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Look at those pretty colors!

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My new cali king on the way home

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Repticon

For those of you who don’t know, Repticon is a convention for reptile enthusiasts. My husband and I (mostly my husband) love reptiles and we have a modest collection that grew this weekend due to our attendance at Repticon. He wanted to go to one a few weeks ago but I wouldn’t let him because …

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