Category Archives: The Girl

Despite the Fake Bellybutton, the Girl is Not a Clone

This is a story about a girl and a rare disease; a story I should have told you long ago, but didn’t think of it till now. The girl, our girl, once had a rare disease called an Urachal Cyst. … Continue reading

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The Girl’s Christmas List

The girl, verbatim: OK. I’ve given some thought to this year. Archery set  with 5 arrows and a multi-color target. Must be compound and a lefty bow. Mom and Dad are getting me this. I know that already. My Sims … Continue reading

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Twelve: a letter to my daughter

Dear A., Happy 12th birthday! I remember, before your brother turned 12 how I had a habit of saying anyone immature was “acting like a 12-year-old” — something I picked up from my boss at the time. He turned 12, … Continue reading

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Birthday Cake for the Girl

I took a break from pie and drifted over to the land of cake. The girl requested banana cake and I decided to get fancy with it and make fondant. It turned out pretty well — a pale blue (that … Continue reading

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The Girl gets Cake, not Pie for her Birthday

Moments ago I was elbow deep in Crisco. Don’t ask. We’re hosting three pre-teen girls tomorrow night for the girl’s birthday party. She declined my offer of birthday pie and has generously allowed me to bake her a birthday cake. … Continue reading

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