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Counting Down The Days

posted by Catherine Connors

It’s the last day of the year, the last of the decade. And it’s a hard one for me, because I’ve been spending these last days trying to get closer to finishing the work of dealing with my father’s death […]

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A Grandma In Time Saves Everything

posted by Catherine Connors

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Santa Claus Came To Town

posted by Catherine Connors

And two small people tried to follow him on their little plastic sled, but, you know, it’s just not the same without reindeer, so he got away. Ah, well. There’s always next year.

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Raindrops On Roses And Whiskers On Kittens, iPhones And Cookbooks And Warm Woolen Mittens

posted by Catherine Connors

This is the season for the gift list, for the shopping guide, for the letter to Santa. It’s the season to drop hints about what we want, and to take hints – or, if you’re Emilia, direct and specific requests […]

A Princess By Any Other Name…

posted by Catherine Connors

Emilia doesn’t really care all that much about princesses. When I told her that we were going to go see Disney Princesses on Ice,* she asked, “will they be playing hockey?“ — “No, but they’ll be skating.” “Will it be […]

I’ll Do Anything For A Tiara

posted by Catherine Connors

I think that I’ve committed myself to running a half-marathon. Actually, I know that I’ve committed myself, because I announced it on Twitter, and we all that what happens on Twitter stays on Twitter as permanent evidence of whatever it […]

Why My Daughter Is Awesome

posted by Catherine Connors

Because, put her in a soccer uniform and hand her a soccer ball and say “say cheese” and she just cocks her hip and smirks and looks for all the world as if she was born with shin guards and […]

Oh Christmas Tree, How Graceful Are Thy Dust-Bunnied Branches

posted by Catherine Connors

My daughter’s junior kindergarten class had a homework assignment last week: decorate a construction paper cut-out Christmas tree. Not just color it or paint it or throw glitter at it: decorate it. With stuff found around their homes. Emilia takes […]

The Year In Review: Feel The Fear And Sob On Stage Anyway

posted by Catherine Connors

The most viscerally terrifying experience that I had this year: reading ‘Lost Boy’ for BlogHer’s Community Keynote. It was awesome and wonderful and all those things that one expects from feeling one’s fear and doing it anyway, but I was […]

Never Trust A Comedian Seeking Pudding

posted by Catherine Connors

Girl: “I am bigger than Jasper, so I could just take his pudding.” Me: “You will not take his pudding. I am bigger than you, so I will enforce that.” Girl: “I was just joking about taking Jasper’s pudding.” Me: […]

Wordless Wednesday: Yes, We Have No Bananas

posted by Catherine Connors

Do Go Chasing Waterfalls

posted by Catherine Connors

My daughter, at the site where we held my father’s memorial, watching the water fall down down down. Me, watching her, feeling the spray of the water against my cheek, feeling grateful to have this place – this cathedral of […]

Of Pirates And Witches and Fairies And Other Most Awesome Things

posted by Catherine Connors

When I was a young girl, I was a detective. Not any ordinary detective, mind you: I was a supernatural detective. I detected fairies and goblins and elves and witches. Witches were my specialty. I almost caught a witch, once. […]

Love Thursday: Sad Kitty Haiku Edition

posted by Catherine Connors

(Sad kitty is my cat, Lily. She had surgery on her leg yesterday to remove a tumor. She is sad.) (I am also sad. Sad because Lily had a tumor on her leg, and sad because I have flu and […]

Wordless Wednesday, Best Of 2009 Edition: If You Bake It, They Will Come

posted by Catherine Connors

These are my not-so-world-famous Cinnamon Bongs. They are, no exaggeration, the best things that I have eaten all year, and I say that having eaten chocolate cheesecake in my bathrobe at the Chateau Lake Louise in July, and having had […]

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