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February 2015

Day 303– February 4, 2015

I now have red hair that I dyed semi-permanently that supposedly fades after 6-8 washes. Last week I had green hair. I switched color palettes for the red I wore at Saturday night’s Fallen Cosmos event. Furthermore, Valentine’s Day approaches. I’m forty-two and dying my hair unnatural colors like a …

Ruben

Day 302– February 3, 2015

Sunday afternoon, I drive bleary but happy the ninety minutes from San Francisco to Sacramento. I’ll stay a couple days with Ruben before he hosts more guests and brings in a new roommate. For years, Ruben has taught American history at Sacramento State and Sacramento City College. I always wanted …

Day 300– February 2, 2015

It is Groundhog Day, an auspicious and troubling day for me. Traditionally, the groundhog on this day emerges from his or her burrow to look at sun. Shadow, or lack thereof, dictates the commencement of flourishing spring or six more weeks of the same cold winter. Like a groundhog, I …

moth

Day 299– February 1, 2015

Wow. Mid-November 2014, San Francisco impresario Chicken John quietly introduces an upcoming event. Although he announces the event date of January 31, ticket price of $50, and event name of “Fallen Cosmos,” he says no more of what to expect. Furthermore, the fifty-dollar donation permits you to give a ticket …

Day 298– January 31, 2015

Spring comes. The magnolia and dogwood bloom white and pink. I am filled with abundance. I find money on the streets. While running through Golden Gate Park, I spot a dollar bill on the sidewalk. I stuff it in my spandex shorts like a smug, well-compensated go-go dancer. While walking …

attached

Day 297– January 30, 2015

I hunt in a local bookstore for a book called Connections that just might explain why I need so much from connections to others. I cannot find the book Connections, but I do buy instead “Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find–And Keep–Love.” …