Yawp's Yip Yaps
- San Francisco, California, USA
- October 18
- Teacher, writer, photographer, baby mama, mix CD maker--not necessarily in that order.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Turning the Page
December 13, 2014 12:11AM
- Riding the Snake: Effexor
October 20, 2012 02:04AM
- Apocalypse Soon?
July 26, 2012 02:32PM
- The Follies: Purposefully
Having Another Child Despite
All Reasons to the Contrary
June 25, 2012 05:43PM
- "The Terrible Twos" :
May 24, 2012 08:17PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Well, the view from my
binder isn't great, but at
will know who to
October 20, 2012 10:37PM
July 26, 2012 02:44PM
- “You got to know when to
July 02, 2012 05:46PM
- “As a former high school
teacher, I say as long as no
includes, "I am
February 02, 2012 11:51PM
- “Nicely played. If I can
get a Shamwow with my copy,
February 02, 2012 11:49PM
- MY LINKS
I’m white. I’m middle class. I’m gay. I’m a parent of a five-year old white girl.
All of these factors mean something and nothing when I feel the rage and sadness rise in me about how there is no trial, there will be no trial, for police officers who killed black… Read full post »
When Jim Morrison would go on psychedelic trips, he called it “riding the snake.” Though I have not been indulging in hallucinogens of late, I have been playing bucking bronco with my own serpent: Effexor. I share this account, not to bitch out… Read full post »
I am officially terrified. I have been intermittently afraid for quite awhile, but now my fear is more or less unrelenting.
Ice sheets melting? Mad gunmen at the movies? Earthquakes, drought, floods, and tornadoes everywhere? And that’s just the beginning.
These things are news, but no news:… Read full post »
What is different is the strange melange of language, emotion, and emergent pe…
Every morning the drive to work was like a slow squeezing into someone else’s skin. I walked around in that skin all day, sometimes holding myself up on the wall when the dizziness and fatigue were at their worst and no one was looking. People who loved me told me to… Read full post »
The lease had expired. She hadn’t paid rent in months, yet she continued to run a day care out of our home in Chicago, so she was making money. She claimed she would leave, but didn’t. She became my nemesis: The Squatter.
Four years ago, we left Chicago to come… Read full post »
Some of my worst moments come upon the slow-waking realization of Baby crying. There's the murmuring, whimpery cry, still very close to the fabric of sleep. My muscles tense, but my breathing is still slow. She may still return to slumber. If the crying is punctuated by a sharp/…
Professor Alan Gribben opened a door that has been long locked: the editing of others' works to remove offensive content.
In light of the n-word’s impact and censorship of the book, Professor Alan Gribben decided to take out every insta… Read full post »
What good, indeed? I was drunk on New Years Eve, 19 years old, in my college apartment. I spent many a New Years Eve having grand old times cavorting and frolicking as young people do. For reasons…
Before having Baby I watched as friends ramped up for their child's first birthday. Cakes were made in interesting shapes. Plates, cups, and candles were purchased to match. Goody bags were constructed. Games were planned. Cute invitations were designed and sent well in advance.
Do not let the passiv… Read full post »
One would think that being able to walk would allow me…
Dear Unconscious Mind,
Listen, I really appreciate the dreams a few years ago where I am being circled by a shark and then, during the course of therapy, the shark turned into killer whales and then dolphins. That was cool.
I'm wondering, though, why in that recent dream with the unknown… Read full post »
Imagine sitting a quarter mile underground for over two months with 32 others in the dark.
Now that the first Chilean miner has been extracted from the collapsed mine, I am sure we will soon learn the many versions of existence in the depths. Until then, I can't help but wonder.… Read full post »