Category Archives: Grape

So, we went to India: Part 4

So, let’s finish up this whole India thing, eh? You: Let’s!  Your posts about India are kind of like Indian people. Me: They are sweet and funny, and you are going to miss them? You: Naturally, but also: THERE ARE … Continue reading

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So, we went to India: Part 3

So, we went to India.  And when last we left our intrepid little band, we were preparing to board a train from Delhi to Kolkata.  We took the Rajdhani Express, which takes at least 17 hours to reach Howrah from … Continue reading

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So, we went to India: Part 2

So, we went to India. I don’t remember when, exactly, we moved from “someday, we will have to take the kids to India” to “we are going to India, like, now,” but I know it was sometime after Robin’s cousin … Continue reading

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So, we went to India: Part 1

So, we went to India.  We took our kids to India, and so far I haven’t been able to decide if my official position on this is more, “Oh, world travel, pssssh!  No big deal; I’ll hop on another plane tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Srsly.

A couple of things before we begin.  1) This is not about Sandy Hook.  I tried to write about it, honest to God I did, but I don’t think it was going to do anybody any real good for me … Continue reading

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Things you should never say to your mother* **

1) Parent: Please do xxxxx. Child: I don’t want to!  [Hint: she doesn’t care.] 2) Parent: I want you to tell me if I ever start acting like my mother. … [much later] Child: Mom, you are acting just like … Continue reading

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Scenes from Corporate America

1 (a): I have reported a technology problem to my friendly local technology team, who are flummoxed by said problem. They believe I should submit it instead to the larger enterprise tech team, and since the system we use for … Continue reading

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Facebook, January 2011-June 2012

It’s a little ridiculous, I know.  But I am once again a little rudderless writing-wise, and I have been meaning to go back through these old FB posts, so… January 17, 2011: Last night, Ben got in trouble and was given … Continue reading

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To the moon

For Friday you have 500 words to write a piece, fiction or non-fiction, which includes the phrase “to the moon.” Negotiations, which lasted several minutes, are finally over, and the roles have all been assigned.  There was some debate about the realism of … Continue reading

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Perspective

I have long since missed the deadline for this link up, but I was still intrigued by the Write on Edge prompt about writing from a different gender perspective.  Since I usually write nonfiction/memoir, I wasn’t sure how to even … Continue reading

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