Author Archives: Lisa B.

No One To Teach Me

Copyright 2013 My efforts to be what I think you want—what you say you want—is a failure every time. As it is doomed to be. Either you are lying or I am not enough. Most likely both. As fucking usual. … Continue reading

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Not Tough Enough

So I had an interesting day today. I was thinking that I should post something, since I’ve been trying to do so every couple of days, to stay on top of the blog.  I was going to try for humor, … Continue reading

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A Conversation

Copyright 2013 He asks me… Why so quiet? I tell him… You make your living with your voice. I’ve made my life suppressing mine. Not only do you use your voice…you give voice to the voiceless. But only if someone … Continue reading

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Learning to Speak

At the gas station where I regularly fill up, there is a dead fly trapped in the tank between the readout and the glass.  It obviously got caught in there the last time they calibrated the machine.  Every time I … Continue reading

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Okay…Here Goes

My name is Lisa.  Even telling you that much makes me uncomfortable, but I figure we should at least be on a first-name basis.  I wanted to be completely anonymous because I wanted to use this blog to just write, … Continue reading

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