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Monthly Archives: June 2010


I’ve been avoiding writing about our chicks.  I should have captured my enthusiasm when the first two were born in early May.  Twenty-one days earlier, Jack and Francis placed fertilized eggs under two of our hens that had gone broody. Broody hens want to be moms – not to sit in cafes and smoke Gitanes […]


The Uncles are in Indonesia.  Which means a lot of things: less people at the dinner table, and twelve hours and a computer between me and my best friend, instead of a single block. Jim and I grew up together in hippie Catholic church.  He and his husband Kian moved to the neighborhood from Brooklyn […]