God and Cadillacs

God and Cadillacs

I don’t know how old I was. I was more than 18 because I didn’t get my license until then, after the unfortunate garage door incident several years earlier. (Which I really shouldn’t have been blamed for, but that’s a story for another day.) At any rate, my license did not come with a new car so I was dependent on borrowing my father’s. Mom was an extremist about not letting me touch hers. It was an interesting philosophy given…

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Love, Not War ( or else )

Love, Not War ( or else )

I once had to interpret a myth as a very short modern flasher. I chose Kali and Raksabija. It’s worth tracking down a good retelling of this story.  And I love this artist’s amazing portrayal of Kali.  The image links to his deviantart site.   Sweat dotted every councilman’s temple.   Each one riveted with dread, their eyes on the president. “You have to call, Sir. We’ve exhausted all else.” The president sighed into his palm, fingers pressing the image…

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All Men are Fickle When it Comes to Their Stomachs

All Men are Fickle When it Comes to Their Stomachs

  JR was in a great mood, having spent the day in total freedom and then getting to stay up past his bedtime. That’s why instead of an instant rock-solid rejection, he halfway considered coming with me on some errands. I was so charmed by the display of goodwill I didn’t remind him that it wasn’t really a choice because he was seven.   No records were broken, but we did manage to put on pants, shoes, and jacket and…

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Something Old

Something Old

At the grocery store around Halloween, two elderly people sat in the waiting area when James and I came in. JR, with his usual assumption that anything in his path is a hologram, barreled through the old man’s walker, pushing it into his lap. With all his heart he said, “Hi!” The old man’s toothless mouth made a macabre grin. He cackled. This put an immediate halt to JR’s plan for a game of one-sided twenty questions. The old woman…

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Attitude Will Get You Everywhere

Attitude Will Get You Everywhere

  I had to go to the mall to get the screen replaced on my iPhone, and having been led to believe it would take 30 minutes, I took the next available, 6:15 pm appointment. When we got there, I was informed it would take two hours. There was a ( literally ) snot-nosed kid playing video games in the Apple store who wouldn’t answer JR when he said, “Hi!” so engagingly. Small consolation to me that it was most…

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