The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

So, this happened: I got off work very late the other night. The city was relatively quiet. And there was a flower stuck in the door handle of my car. I stopped. I looked around. No one was in sight. I tried to let my better angel speak to me. I really did. I really, …

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It’s funny. You can float along in cyberspace, completely anonymous to all but friends and family, and then all of a sudden, BAM! The limelight blasts you right in the cornea. It’s happened to me a few times. It’s always unexpected and seemingly random. And it feels very strange. I had one of those days …

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Back in the early 80’s, when I was 17, I was driving to a local park with an African American friend of mine to go swimming. To get to this park, you had to go miles down this rural road to its very end, then come to a stop at a T junction and make …

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Hi! Blue here. Mom needed a day off from this blog. And who can blame her, after what my little brother has put her through? Last night she came home after a very stressful 12 hour shift to find an anonymous nastygram on the front porch. “Your dog has been barking for the past 2 …

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Recently I pulled up to the gate at a tourist attraction, stupidly surprised that I’d have to pay for parking, and realizing that this meant I’d probably have to go without lunch because in my world, every penny counts and there aren’t that many pennies available. And then the parking attendant said, “Go on through. …

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