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Thursday, December 13th, 2007 | Author:



debbie-stoller.jpg

Originally uploaded by bukowskigrl.

So VRon and I attended a lecture and book signing for one of my favorite people on the planet….Debbie Stoller. For those not in the know she is the editor of Bust magazine and author of the Stitch n Bitch series of knitting books. She holds a PhD from Yale in the Psychology of Women and does an amazing job reaching the audience of 3rd wave feminists. I have purchased all of her books and she provided autographs for myself and a few other gifts for unnamed individuals in my life.

Check out of her work on the news stand, in the bookstore or online at bust.com.

In peace.

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Tuesday, December 04th, 2007 | Author:


the touch of ‘mett?’

Originally uploaded by flappingwings.

Found this picture on flickr….lovely picture. While reading from my favorite poet tonight, after finishing my final paper (Yeah!) I found a stanza in the poem “how to be a great writer” that I loved. From Charles Bukowski, to me, to you:

and if you have the ability to love
love yourself first
but always be aware of the possibility of
total defeat
whether the reason for that defeat
seems right or wrong-

In Peace.

Saturday, December 01st, 2007 | Author:

Just a small story to share. While attending an eat and learn luncheon at a local nursing home I encountered the most amazing experiential gift. I got to hold and love a 1 year old kangaroo. Elliott, a 40 lb 1 year old kangaroo, is a therapy animal at this nursing home. He is blind, which causes him to be a little wary of his surroundings, but he is completely lovable. His caretaker put him on the ground and I got to love him to my heart’s content. His tail is the thickest, hardest muscle I have ever felt in my life and HUGE LONG. However, his fur was the deepest, softest most plush fur I have ever felt. It was as if he had 50 layers of the softest rabbit fur on his body. He sniffed my fingers and allowed me to rub his fur, continuously looking towards his caretaker and being the most gentle creature I have ever encountered. God Bless the Animals.

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Saturday, December 01st, 2007 | Author:


Sir cuddling with his momma

Originally uploaded by bukowskigrl.

This is Sir Winston Little, first child of VaRonica and Nathan Little, my bestest friends. This pic was taken on Friday night, girls night, when VaRonica and I get together, drink some Absolute pear and Sprite, and watch Women’s Murder Club on ABC. Sir had a long night of chasing Molly around the house, trying to eat her bones and being loved to death. He is finding reprieve in the arms of his momma

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Saturday, December 01st, 2007 | Author:


Watching for Snow

Originally uploaded by bukowskigrl.

Observing the world through her window….

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Saturday, December 01st, 2007 | Author:



Molly Watching Window Snow

Originally uploaded by bukowskigrl.

My absolute favorite day of the year….the first real Christmas snow. As white blankets the earth it calms and creates silence. It doesn’t attempt to erase or wash away reality, but gives us a gentle reprieve, a chance to exhale completely, pushing all the stale air out and giving pause that can lead to change.

Molly believes this is my gift to her…a backyard full of snow. She runs in and out, checking on her neighbors, ensuring safety for all, giving unconditional love to all who come near. In this picture she is very calmly watching our neighbor boy shovel snow from our driveway…which he does every time it snows because he is kind and not because he has been asked. I pray all of us find these small moments of unconditional positive regard this year.

In Peace.