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“for after the divorce”

May 6th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Poking about my “writings” folder, I discovered this piece entitled “for after the divorce,” written circa 2006. Intrigued I read it and was stunned by both its honesty and darkness. I knew I wanted to share it but I wasn’t sure why and so I mothballed it again until I understood the urge. There are some uncomfortable moments here and so much has changed in my life – all for the better! – why dredge up the clotted ichor of the past?

I eventually realized that the urge to share it had to do with the realization that we are so often capable of pulling ourselves out of the deepest and darkest places. Very shortly after this was written – a few months or more – I started that elusive career and, though my marriage did fall apart and even harder times were to come, it was an adventure that has led me to the amazing place I am now.

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Mission Statement

October 10th, 2009 by Corey A. Edwards

When I moved from my home of Larimer County, Colorado to Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula in 1999, I did so with an optimism built on the spine of my young family and a sense that I had an opportunity to reinvent myself.

What I didn’t realize at the time was that my young family’s spine was broken even then and that you cannot reinvent what was never completed in the first place.

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Phantom Pains

November 15th, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

Not having you
for a lover or a best friend
feels foreign
like awakening to a missing limb

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Stretch Armstrong

November 2nd, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

Do you know what a Stretch Armstrong is?

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Cur

November 1st, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

Do you think me
so easily broken
But a limp pennant
in morning’s grey stillness?

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Highs and Lows – a momentary slip into the personal

October 28th, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

My life is such a jumble these days – so insane.

Learning the ropes of single parenthood
Personal rediscovery
Legal skirmishes with a loved-one turned enemy
Financial insecurity
Career frustrations
The seemingly endless scrutiny of custody-related authorities (this last one will have you second-guessing your choice of footwear, folks)

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The Necessary Year – Day 61: Second Month Down

July 31st, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

 

(this post is part of an aborted 1 year experiment in material abstinence I called The Necessary Year)

 


Whew. What a month.

It started out normally enough but, by the evening of the third, there was a fundamental shift: for all intents and purposes, I was rendered homeless by divorce.

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The Necessary Year – Day 48: Hello Dolly!

July 18th, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

 

(this post is part of an aborted 1 year experiment in material abstinence I called The Necessary Year)

 


I up and went and done it. Yessir. I purchased myself a dolly (or hand truck -or even hand cart, if you wont have any truck with the former) for my impending move.

Said truck has an adjustable handle, pneumatic tires (which is good ’cause the oldmatic ones tend to blow out at high speeds in the curves), an 850 lb capacity, and it can be converted into a flat cart.

First I will tell you how long I have wanted one of these things, then I will attempt to justify buying one, now.

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The Necessary Year – Day 42: On Hold

July 12th, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

 

(this post is part of an aborted 1 year experiment in material abstinence I called The Necessary Year)

 


Good grief – how the worm has turned.

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The Necessary Year – Day 20: Defining the Parameters (part 3): Home Sweet Home

June 20th, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

 

(this post is part of an aborted 1 year experiment in material abstinence I called The Necessary Year)

 

Ah. The residence. Shelter: one of my base three requirements. Talk about a necessity – especially up here in “dang, is it raining again?!?” country.

For the past ten years, I have been living near and working in a community that has a lot of folks living what the rest of the US would consider alternative (if not just outright whacked) lifestyles. I don’t mean same-sex partnerships or tinfoil hats (although there is plenty of that around here, as well) but living with a concerted emphasis on being “green”, with “green” meaning everything from how they try to live in harmony with the environment to the color of their teeth.

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