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Jeneva Stone
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Recalibrate
Recently, I attended the reading of a younger friend--his first book . A good crowd, good questions afterward, both readers engaged and funny. The podium, the desk at which they sat, the moderator in an easy chair, the rest of us in rows of folding chairs. ...

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Each day
Each day I am either irritated or entranced by the dozens of movements in synchrony that compose daily life--eye and hand coordination to load the dishwasher, percussive slotting of glassware and earthenware; contretemps the motions from sink to trash, the ...

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Agency
Over the last couple of days, some articles applying disability theory to caregivers' narrations of life with their children or charges have crossed my plate. An ongoing concern is that persons with disabilities be able to share their own stories, have agen...

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Depletion
Depletion feels like this: roar of voices brushing past the sides of my face; sets of tiny hands clutching tasks in one fist, grabbing my shirt with the other and pulling, pulling; lists blurry with wavy scribbles crossing off items, so cluttered with pen m...

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Tunnel
I've long been of two minds about summer--ever since Robert's collapse in 1998. That was July. I can't think about what should have been because that serves no purpose. I imagine that other people imagine I would think about that, but I don't. Every now and...

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Sole
I've taken a break from blogging while I was enrolled in a mindfulness course--meditation has been good for my soul. And my soles--the soles of my feet. Not only are there sitting meditations, but movement meditations. "Walking meditation" has not been one ...

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Lift
Staring at the screen, listening to birds chirp, gray sky, flecks of rain. Is it too sentimental to say that Robert's smile really lights up any day? Such a statement. But when I feel uncertain, when I worry about what I may or may not have given him emotio...

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Scale
A New Yorker cartoon shows a folded paper crane (out-of-scale, very large) lifting beams to assemble a Japanese-style home. A man with a hard hat stands nearby. I forget what the paper cranes stand for--something to do with prayers? With good wishes? With h...

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One Step Forward, One Back (but not 12 steps)
I've been blocked from writing in this diary because I know I need to write a little bit about a realization within the last month that involves my husband's family. So there's a sensibility about a public/private line and whether or not it should be crosse...

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Let Me Just Lie Here
When I was in college, many years ago, my friends and I, as many did when the drinking age was 18, took off on a Saturday night and hit one of the three bars in Middlebury, Vermont. Our social life off campus was compact, but hopping. Of course, we all dran...
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