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Before the First Ultrasound

It is midnight the eve before I see you on the ultrasound screen for the first time. I am SO excited… and apparently pretty nervous too. I have been fighting physical symptoms of anxiety all weekend. I would much rather deal with pregnancy symptoms, if only because they are easier to explain.

Book Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling My rating: 4 of 5 stars I surmise that most people who have picked up The Casual Vacancy did so because of name recognition and a degree of curiosity. I’ll be honest, I really didn’t have a clue what the book was about when I decided to read it. […]

hot with a juicy pink center (half-done)

I saw a variation of this on Jenn’s blog and thought it would be fun (& easy) excuse for a post… (Quotes grabbed from Charmaine’s blog.) “To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.”~ Emily Dickinson Bold the activities you have done. 1. Started your own blog2. Slept under the stars3. […]

"Not quite dead yet!"

I haven’t forgotten all you wonderful folks in blogland. Nor have I forgotten your questions and comments on my previous post. Life’s just been a bit crazy. But I’m not quite dead yet! Since my last post I’ve… finished Halloween costumes celebrated 3 nights of Halloween with the boys made a delicious pesto cheese ball… […]

Talk about Ugly part 1: Terms of Life

As I had expected, my previous post struck some nerves, apparently. And also as I had expected, it has raised more questions and debate than it laid to rest. At this point, I intend to elaborate on my previous “Big Ugly” abortion post in three additional posts focusing on specific angles: a primer of terms […]

torch bearing quietly

I will not act out, will not
yell or curse or slam doors,
will not make a scene -- you
do not deserve such a chance
to make an example out of me
to be proven right since you
are not. Instead, I'll stand
at this street corner, raise
my hand high and clench that
light which yet remains. It
will burn brightly, quietly,
fiercely before fading as I.

Then I'll be gone but found.

©JAC 2005

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