Category Archives for true life stories

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I have been gifted this life for the last 35 years or 12,784 days or 18,409,789 minutes or 1,104,587,350 seconds. How do you measure a life? Tears have been shed; deep, aching laughs shared. I’ve held hands, children, secrets, love. I’ve been a sister for more than half my years, a parent for the last […]

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Papermaking SkillShare recap

Photos courtesy of Kafi D’Ambrose | Studio Kafi So, that was mad fun! Yesterday afternoon, as part of a SkillShare organized by Mesh Baltimore, I taught a handful of people how to make handmade paper by recycling their junk mail and household paper. Paper making how-to’s. @miscellaneaarts gives us the low down! twitter.com/MeshBaltimore/…— Mesh Baltimore […]

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Remember & learning my way through grief

I woke this morn with the image of the flower on the left side of this journal spread, made back in 2009, in my mind. Today would be my mother’s 55th birthday. Saturday will be the sixth anniversary of her death. I didn’t—couldn’t—speak at her funeral, so instead friends got together and organized much of […]

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Goals & such & tracking

Earlier this year, I needled (encouraged? depends on who you ask!) a friend to create a 30-in-30 list—30 goals to accomplish during the year she turned 30. I found turning 30 to be prettyfuckingfantabulous (granted, 29 was hideous), so I was excited for her to have a good experience of turning 30, too. I also […]

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Hard & True

Four years ago today, I saw my mother for the last time. I held and stroked her hand. I listened too intensely the sound of her breathing. I was 28 and my brother was 11. She had just celebrated her 48th birthday four days earlier. In the late hours of the evening, she died as […]

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