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A Good Death

October 6, 2013

Today I said goodbye to my first Hospice patient. She would have been 100 in December. They work hard to match up volunteers with patients, and they did a fantastic job with us. We bonded quickly and talked about everything, from how short Tom Cruise is to how worried her five-year-old self was that her [...]

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On Genuine Friendship in a Glossed-Over Age

September 20, 2013

Sometimes I get so sick of the way women present themselves online, and flatter their way into relationships with perfect strangers on social media in order to increase their own popularity, that I want to puke. I envision writing a whole post on the subject someday, but since that’s probably not gonna happen cause I’m [...]

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What Is Past Is Prologue: Five Years of Violet Folklore

September 19, 2013

Today is Violet Folklore’s 5th anniversary! It was on September 19th, 2008 that Sasha and I, after weeks of talking about how we’d work it all out, plunged forward and set up our Etsy account. We had met at a local herb class the previous year; I remember noticing Sasha right away on the first [...]

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Predictable Patterns and Intuitive Knowing: What I’ve Learned About Keeping Kids Safe

December 17, 2012

“Worry is the fear we manufacture; it is a choice. Conversely, true fear is involuntary; it will come and get our attention if necessary. But if a parent or a child feels fear constantly, there is no signal left for when it’s really needed. Thus, the parent who chooses to worry all the time or [...]

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