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Object Lesson: Thrifted

One of the earliest memories I have is of walking through a dusty building that my mother called “The Good Wheel.”  At least that is what I thought she called it.  Little did I know that she was sparking in my tiny frame a muscle memory that would drive my need for secondhand clothing forever.…
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Darkness

I went for a walk with my faithful dog, Turk, last night. It was late, about 9pm. The heat in Portland has been stifling over the past couple of days, and a walk through the cooling August air was just what I needed to bring my temperature down to semi-normal levels. As I was walking…
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How to Swear Like a Mormon

I have been a Mormon for quite a while now. There are many things about it that I enjoy. For instance, I love that I can go to any church in any part of the world and know that I’ll always make it to church about 5 minutes after the sacrament has already been passed.…
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Candles or Flames?

I have never been called a “lady’s lady.” In fact, I don’t think anyone EVER has been called that. When I was growing up, I felt pretty comfortable hanging around with boys, or the girls that looked suspiciously like them. I don’t know what that meant about me back then, but I sure as heck…
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Addiction to Spotlights

I don’t believe I have had such a hard time writing anything in my whole life. Of course, you blog readers are very special to me. I feel like we have already come such a long way together. Me, telling you all the weird crap that comes into my head. You, reading it and then…
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Midnight – A Poem

I am awake at midnight. This is not right. I blew my nose and snot came out of my eye. That was even wronger. Still, it is good to be aliveyoungsmartstablehealthyfriendlyhappyfunnysillysexylovedlovingmothersisterdaughterwifegentlecrazyunstable absoluteblessedthinshortcrookedtakenoprisoners Willow And I am happy that I get to wake up tomorrow to her. That feels very right. To lay her demons down…
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“Act III: Everybody’s Dead” or “Screwing the Punchline”

I find myself in a particularly creative mood today.  Abigail is happily watching an animated television show that ran for 3 weeks on HBO called “The Neverending Stories,” based on the movie.  I am back at my current addiction, shooting Facebook intravenously into the vein in my big toe.  So, I thought I’d  put the…
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What Motorcycles and Ranch Dressing Have in Common

They both require a helmet. Both are necessary for rockin’ birthday party. Wearing either makes a unique fashion statement. None of these are the correct answer, although I really appreciate your unique sense of reality. How do you function in normal society, again? Yesterday, I decided it would be really fun to have a total…
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Sex.

Wow. We are getting personal now, aren’t we? Okay, there comes a time in a young person’s life when they begin getting these feelings for members of the opposite sex… It’s a lot like my dad told me. “It’s like a giant who’s sleeping. You could wake him up, but he’ll probably do a lot…
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The 7 Songs That Make Me Want to Eat Ice Cream Naked

Hey, guess what everyone? I finished a story!! YAY for ME!! It is pretty bad, but it is totally done, so I am feeling pretty good about myself right now. To celebrate, I thought I would treat you to a little audio party that I put together for you. I have been thinking about it…
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Will the Real Willow Please Stand Up?

I am definitely intimidated by you, you sneaky dogs. Every time I have thought about writing a new post I have given myself the willies. It is a little intimidating to write for people I SO want to make laugh (and impress, obviously), but I just don’t have the kind of resources to do it…
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Secret Order of the Indent: What They Don’t Tell You About Marriage

Recently, a good friend of mine was married in the beautiful Colorado summer sun. Of course, you couldn’t really tell, what with all the hellfire and damnation that seemed to perpetrate the burning skyline. They say that it’s bad luck to have good weather on your wedding, right? If that’s the case, they are going…
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