Linnea Ashley on May 31st, 2009

this morning was overcast and gray. the breeze bordered on wind and i threw an extra layer on as i headed out the door. it is almost june and so the gloom struck me as odd. but even odder than the atypical chill was the scent of magnolias that greeted me as i strolled to […]

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Linnea Ashley on May 31st, 2009

cherry season is rough for me. it is an expensive season because i can easily eat my weight in them in a sitting or two. that is cost prohibitive. so instead, i stretch it out a few pounds at a time. today i erred on the side of caution. to much of an err as […]

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Linnea Ashley on May 28th, 2009

it is the most difficult beauty the most durably fragile thing to be done wrapped up in youth and worn like armor despite its delicate skin. and it is the hardest conviction believing the impossible against all odds that impossibles happen against all evidence that flaws can be flawless just this once. Linnea Ashley september […]

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Linnea Ashley on May 19th, 2009

i find pieces of myself at the strangest times.  strolling between farmers’ market stalls where the season’s first batch of cherries are sweet (though not as sweet as they will be in a few weeks), or basking in the 90 degree sun on an unsuspecting sunday. i think i’m solar powered. the blazing sun speaks […]

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Linnea Ashley on May 7th, 2009

right now i am operating in space that believes every horrible thing i, or anyone else, has ever thought about me. how do you emerge from that kind of criticism when it is self inflicted? how do you not believe…

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Linnea Ashley on May 4th, 2009

36,000. It isn’t a huge number but it isn’t small. 36,000 people die annually from influenza in America. The common, everday, unsexy flu. 1. 1 is how many people have died in the united states from swine flue this year. 1. Please don’t think I underestimate the value of life…I don’t. but when I weigh […]

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