Category Archives: sisters

Here comes the rain again

My sister left me a voice mail the other day, a rambling one at that, to tell me that she’d just heard “Here Comes the Rain Again, ” by the Eurythmics. Her message said something about how she remembered us … Continue reading

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At the berwyn sears

One of the first tests of my teenage life was acquiring tickets to the Bruce Springsteen concert.  My friends, KDM and KAW, and I camped out overnight at the Sears in Berwyn (the one with the garbage statue and the … Continue reading

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The grinch meets uncle ho

Monkey Man and Gorilla Girl are excited about the impending visit from Santa, and despite my misgivings, reluctance, and inherent distrust of rampant consumerism, I know that there will be presents under our tree from Santa.  Because I’ve always been … Continue reading

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At a child’s party

We sit at the table Sticky with candy corn remnants, Melted ice cream, sugary frosting A child’s party reveals us Asleep in my arms my son Warms me as you speak Protects me from the chill In whispers you talk … Continue reading

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How frinkles produce tranquility

Hanna made a cake for everyone for monkey man’s and gorilla girl’s birthdays.  The recipe came from the Sesame Street Cookbook (purchased by Mairead and Hanna for a Christmas present last year).  One of gorilla girl’s greatest pleasures is paging … Continue reading

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