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Blog post #2 about my book

As many of you know, I am writing a book about my mother and my aunt, Ellen Matteson Knox and Sally Matteson Mitchell, provisionally titled The Matteson Sisters.  I have a draft of 130ish pages, which is a little shorter … Continue reading

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Blog post #1 about the book I am writing

Years into writing a memoir of my mother and my aunt, I visited their alma mater, Bryn Mawr College.  The archivist and I had emailed and spoken by phone, and she had helpfully set up Ellen and Sally’s files, as … Continue reading

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Ziggy Stardust

was the album I played every day of the year I smoked pot mornings before school except when I had a French quiz then I waited til lunch I wore blue mascara and cover up for the bags under my … Continue reading

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A poem by Kaylin Haught, one of my favorites

God Says Yes To Me Kaylin Haught I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic and she said yes I asked her if it was okay to be short and she said it sure is I asked her … Continue reading

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X

She wears an X behind her ear like a stamp from Auschwitz purple tattoo denoting rebellion tattoos are so mainstream now it only looks sad like she’s put an X on thinking put an X on being part of things … Continue reading

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Wedding

Pouffed hair borrowed tux with tails not really their style   A lone classical guitarist providing atmosphere they didn’t choose   The clouds parted and dried the wet grass a half hour before the ceremony   A wedding in a … Continue reading

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Violation

If I want to write something angry, I can always write about V.  That usually works.  I can focus on her unfairness to me, or I can look at how she was violated, resist my urge to think she courted … Continue reading

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