About Me

Writer. Public health junkie. Occasional performer. Mother of three. Wife of one. Hapa haole Midwesterner at the Hotel California.

In the Works

Annie Hall, 2014

Jul 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

The other night “Annie Hall” was on cable. I’d forgotten in all the Woody Allen pedophilia and incest allegations in the news in the last year that I really loved some of his early movies, including this one from 1977. I’m pretty sure I saw this movie in the mid-1980s in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I […]


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Tenderness

Jun 12, 2014 | One Comment
Tenderness

Tenderness, where is the Tenderness, where is it I don’t know where I am but I know I don’t like it I open my mouth and out pops something spiteful words are so cheap but they can turn out expensive – Dave Wakeling, “Tenderness” (sung by General Public), 1984   I haven’t written much lately […]


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The empty cart

Mar 19, 2014 | 2 Comments
The empty cart

Late January 2014 For the last several months I have been mentally flagellating myself, trying to declutter my garage. My husband, kids, and I moved into this house over three years ago, and the unpacking process was a never-ending Hydra of paper, housewares, and detritus from grad school and earlier. I claimed that I’d finished […]


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