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Hope Lies In Less


July 2015
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Perfection shouldn’t hurt



At the end of another scorching day without air conditioning, Mark climbs into bed, explaining as he throws the covers aside and arranges the sheet, “I took a shower.”

“So you did.”

“I’m just saying I took a shower because I generally take a shower in the mornings, but I was covered …Perfection shouldn’t hurt

    Buckets of failure-cake

    People, two things …

    1) Go buy and read Hope Lies in Less!

    2) OK, I really only had that one thing to say.  So ummm … READ THIS POST … which is short because I am working on other writing I am not currently at liberty to discuss as I am still in …Buckets of failure-cake

    When you put it all together …

     Let me just put this link to Hope Lies in Less right here, and then … on with the story …


    I notice things. Mark notices other things.

    Marriage is tricky.

    Me, pointing: Oh my god, look! Those hawks that have been screaming from the trees like cats for the last few weeks …When you put it all together …

    Vaguely forward


    Imagine Mark and I somewhere touristy without children.

    There’s no way he’ll go for it, but I hold up the brochure anyway. “You can rent bicycles, it says. You want to rent bicycles and ride around?”

    Mark sips his beer. “Not even a little bit.”

    “Come on … it wouldn’t be like an …Vaguely forward



    I walk into Mark’s office, and he is standing next to his desk, having just pulled his sweater off over his head. I know this because the sweater he was wearing a few minutes ago is draped on the back of his chair, and because the t-shirt he was wearing under the sweater …Bespoke