PORTABLE POCKETS

March 5, 2014

i suppose that’s how purses started out:  as portable pockets for the pocketless.  what i’ve been longing for with a kind of quiet desperation is just the right little purse-on-a-belt that i could sling around my waist or hips.  i do NOT mean those horrible fabric hiking hipsters with little zippers and bulges (fanny packs […]

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POCKETS! (for marjorie)

March 1, 2014

a friend called from afar and said to me, “i have one word for you:  pockets!”  i knew immediately what she meant.  we women have been suffering from a pocket deficit at least since i’ve been on the planet.  that’s why we have to carry those darn purses.  purses (or handbags as east coasters say) […]

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THE GOOD ENOUGH JEAN

February 18, 2014

i recall learning about “the good enough mother” in graduate school.  i lost track of it again in the throws of early motherhood. however,  i suppose i must have been a good enough mother in my day, as our son seems to have turned out remarkably well in spite of my many mistakes. let us […]

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OH NO….JEANS AGAIN??

January 26, 2014

esme had kinda/sorta sworn off jeans awhile ago, hoping to replace them with voluminous pants, over-sized cords, skirts and the like.  but like storms in winter (are you listening nature?) the need for jeans seems to cycle inevitably through the female psyche–a force impervious to reason, argumentation or bribes.  so i found myself (again) shopping […]

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SURGICAL HARDWARE NECKLACE #2: THE LUMBAR LIMBO

January 17, 2014

esme was quite thrilled when another visit to her neurosurgeon netted her a whole new collection of surgical hardware.  i mean how cool is that???  alas there were no more delicate little titanium cervical plates to be had, but the chunkier lumbar gizmos had potential…. and lots of holes.  my eye was immediately drawn to […]

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