Author Archives: Laurustina

Anohni ; #amlistening


I have been haunted by Anohni (aka Antony) since I first saw her exquisite performance of “If It Be Your Will” in the film Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man. With the depth of Nina Simone and delicacy of Keaton Henson, … Continue reading

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Mouse’s Piano


Ever since he wheeled it up the driveway on Monday night, Mouse has been obsessed with this century-old piano, and he’s not the only one. Before dark, we shrouded it in an old blue tarp to shield it from promised … Continue reading

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Doing The Work


Earlier this year, I started receiving child-support checks from Ashlie's father, twenty-four years after she was born and eight years after her death. It seemed perverse, accepting this money and the accompanying monthly reminder of a man I prefer to … Continue reading

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A Clusterfuck of Sorrow


Halfway through the 2nd episode of s-town (the newest podcast from the producers of serial), the enigmatic John McLemore ends a rant with these four words: a clusterfuck of sorrow. I write them down immediately, planning to use them in … Continue reading

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February Check In


#surviving the 8th anniversary of Ashlie's death and life in The Giant Cheeto's 'Merica #amreading Natelie Goldberg's Writing Down The Bone for the first time in a decade #amwatching "The People vs O.J. Simpson" (Netflix) and this lovely little Australian … Continue reading

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