My First Indigenous Peoples’ Day

(Why am I naming days?) 10/12/15, Day 14,404 (Mercena Day 424): My First Indigenous Peoples’ Day Yesterday was my first Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Now, I’d been aware before yesterday that a national holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus was absurd. I knew his record of personal cruelty and exploitation, and the enormity of suffering and loss that his arrival set in motion, but […]

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Mercena, Builder of Towers

(Heather took this photo of Mercena yesterday at the zoo’s playground. This was the first photo that ever made me feel like Mercena was a kid, and not a baby. It’s a strange feeling.) (Why am I naming days?) 10/11/15, Day 14,403 (Mercena Day 423): Builder of Towers This day is so named for Mercena’s skill in stacking and balancing towers of blocks, […]

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Three Steps

(Photos of Mercena have become trickier now that my iPhone is her favorite toy. Grace note: the shirt she’s wearing was once worn by her mother.) (Why am I naming days?) 10/10/15, Day 14,402 (Mercena Day 422): Three Steps While my plate is somehow busier than ever with all sorts of exciting projects, making it feel like difficult to keep up here, […]

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