Monthly Archives: December 2009

On the Cusp

I am thinking, reflecting on what the last year held and what the new year holds for me. Last year, it was a silent night, post-Alpine Christmas.  Andrew went out to Connecticut with friends, and I stayed home, soaking in … Continue reading

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Happiest Christmas

It is no secret that I dislike the holidays.  That has been made clear throughout the years.  The anticipation, the gift giving, the heavy and overwhelming holiday foods–all too much for me. My friends with whom I’d planned to celebrate … Continue reading

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Going the Distance

I think, sometimes, I am having a long-distance relationship with myself.  I’ve been home all week this week; slept in my own bed for ten days straight–something that hasn’t happened since March.  It feels strange and disorienting.  I’m living alone, … Continue reading

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Suppose the Darling Gets to Mantua…

To mix things up, I took the train from Washington to NY the other day.  I had had a failed attempt to get to DCA on Monday–the plane went to take off, fog prevented takeoff, after two hours on the … Continue reading

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Holiday on the Rocks

One of the nice things about being in recovery is that no one expects too much from you around the holidays.  Then again, one of the horrible things about the holidays is being in recovery.  If one is an alcoholic, one need … Continue reading

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Pinball

I think that Reagan National Airport is one of my least favorite airports in the country; a close second behind LAX, whose layout is so counterintuitive and services so limited for a place that serves such a high volume of … Continue reading

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Solitary Confinement

I got stuck in an elevator the other night.  I’d left my DC office to go get a soda on the floor below the one my office is on; the door locked behind me, trapping me in the stairwell.  It … Continue reading

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Genepool

I’ve realized that it’s not just me–it’s something in my blood that makes me do this; that drives this wanderlust. Long story short…my brother and I drove back from Yosemite together so I could go to a party on Saturday night.  … Continue reading

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