Archive | February, 2013


sudsyheartSome soapy Valentine’s Day love to all of y’all gentle readers.

I waxed anecdotal and sentimental about the day and my parental love over at Lesbian Family, here: “Unconditional Love.”  Mosey over and check it out, if you like! And may your day be open, warm, and confirming, in every which way it can.

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Enterprising souls

Pencil seller and shop assistant, Berkeley, CA.


The sign’s small print reads: “PENCILS AND OTHER PENCIL-RELATED STATIONARY SUPPLIES FOR SALE.” Taped on the front bench is some original artwork, for sale at a modest price ($25 per) by the shop assistant at right.

Recently I was talking on the phone to a friend and colleague, while looking out the front window. I told him I may have to jump off abruptly if some untoward person walks by, because my kids were out on the street selling pencils.  And we do get an untoward person or two strolling by pretty much daily, at some point or another. He chortled at what he thought was a quip at our family’s financial straits, at which point I had to say, “No. Really. They’re on the street selling pencils.”

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