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Mar
1

Someone else’s story

Tell me a story. How once upon a time you swept chimneys, lost your glass slipper and found your prince. How they came for you in a fancy car and sized you up like a tricky situation and put a heavy gold chain around your neck as if to say, “You’ll do.” Tell me again how you kneaded dough at 5am each morning with tightly clenched fists, sometimes adding 10ml of hot tears to make it soft...
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Mar
1

He wrote this for you

He wrote this for you Aside from sex-tape-making, blogging in the hope of going v-v-v-v-viral seems to be the most effective and cheapest way to bag global attention – and a book deal. Remember Stuff White People Like? Peas On Toast? Belle de Jour? Iain Thomas, the mysterious but no longer faceless author of I Wrote This For You has pulled off both with minimal publicity and without the ensuing media scramble for his...
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Feb
21

Any excuse for pancakes

Yes, we had pancakes tonight like a lot of the population. No, we don’t observe/celebrate Lent. You try having hundreds of pics of every different type of pancake imaginable flood your screen and then not make them. And if you’re looking for the perfect pancake recipe, stop. It’s on Colleen Grove’s blog (she’s otherwise known as browniegirl to her cult following – of...
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Feb
19

Growing up [a] boy

Growing up [a] boy A perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house.
 – Milwaukee Journal 7am: “Dadjee? Dadjeeeee? Dadjeeeee!” Our little drill sergeant is awake, rattling the rails in his cage cot, announcing the start of our daily boot camp. 7:15am: His bottle’s almost empty and tossed to one side, dripping out onto the pillow. We’re reading page two of My First Learning Book, which visualises...
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Nov
16

sum of a sentence

between her tantrums and his sighs, her tears and his silence, there’s a gulf where God used to be.  
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