Monthly Archives: February 2021

what i miss

Violets blooming in November in my parents west-facing landscaping Their bright purple like a firework against the frozen solid ground muted and fading greens of grass like the brightness of the green had a can of low white mixed in … Continue reading

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year of the ox

When we decided to become a household of three, I didn’t think about auspicious days or the best time of year to be born, I didn’t think of zodiac signs and what is most compatible among the Lunar calendar’s animals. … Continue reading

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can you imagine it

Learning about the precious Nano Chameleon – a new creature to western science – rushes back memories of basic biology. When the focus was on kingdom phylum class order family genus species subspecies. Where did this belong and that belong, … Continue reading

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sometimes, it’s really ok to lose things

I remember snippets of our conversation that senior year spring break with Claire’s grandma down on some white sand beach in the bottom of Florida. All stretched out, nothing to do but make it back in time for 4pm high … Continue reading

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you better love this body right now

This body It’s amazing to me that when our bodies work the best When we’re young The muscles and sinews and fascia all flexible, fluid We don’t realize it, appreciate it, yearn for it For the ease Having muscle memory … Continue reading

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back when we went places and did things

Back when we went places and did things, I hugged a panda. A Giant Panda. Well, it was the baby version. In the wintery city of Chengdu at the conservation and breeding center. As it was preoccupied with a carrot. … Continue reading

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