• Malinowski commented on the post, tasting 7 years ago

    Tasting menus- that’s the way I’d like to live. Doing a litttle of this, a little of that. A bite here, a bite there. Commiting to one dish in your life seems like it would be less interesting.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, nominated 7 years ago

    Her genetics nominated her to be the mentally ill one. What could she do but to say yes. It was predetermined.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, alibi 7 years ago

    I always tried to make up a good one- but then I got sloppy about it. But it didn’t matter because by then I didn’t care.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, accordion 7 years, 4 months ago

    Frank played the accordian in my Grandfathers band. I don’t even know if the band had a name. He played the violin and they called him the canary. I never thought about how he must have felt, a musican, to have a Deaf son.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, lilies 7 years, 4 months ago

    Lillies Of the Field- A movie starring a black man at a time when the shadows of Jim Crow darted across rural doorsteps and city streets.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, half 7 years, 7 months ago

    half a league, half a league, half a legue forward. Into the valley of death rode the 600. I am actually quite delighted and siddity that I remembered this without ever having to learn it. Just osmosis- the best kind of learning

  • Malinowski commented on the post, crouch 7 years, 8 months ago

    Crouching? Well, it’s not a possibilty anymore- so being a baseballcatcher or a floor washer or a sock looker forer is out of the question. But I accept that- they don’t pay very well.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, painted 7 years, 11 months ago

    Their hamds painted the sky- telling the stories and sharing the secrets of being Deaf and isolated.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, limo 7 years, 11 months ago

    She had always imagined that her prince would gallop in on a bright white stallion. Later when she was more realistic she thought that she would settle for a rich guy in a limo. But she never dreamed that a stoner on a bike would tear the love out of her the way he did.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, eyeliner 8 years ago

    The Cleopatra look was what she was after; Provacative, alluring, senusal. Instead she got racoon; troublesome, garbage eating rodent.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, deadbolt 8 years ago

    He broke her heart and now she has it deadbolted against love.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, gadget 8 years, 1 month ago

    That particular gadget was always in the junk drawer which was chock full of gadgets of every kind, shape, color and level of usefullness. Unfortunately there was so much stuff in the junk drawer that you couldn’t open it.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, whiskey 8 years, 1 month ago

    She threw the whiskey down her throat, shot him a look as sharp as aged New York Cheddar and pissed on the floor. The perfect ending to a horrible date.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, gasoline 8 years, 1 month ago

    She wondered if the gasoline in the lawnmower was enough to blow up the garage. She just didn’t feel like cleaning the rat-trap out and this seemed like a do-able solution.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, ego 8 years, 1 month ago

    Get it out of the way. Learn to listen even when ego decides it doesn’t want to. Learn to take heed even when ego gets bossy. Learn to act even when ego gets scared. Get ego out of the way!

  • Malinowski commented on the post, gym 8 years, 2 months ago

    Breathe sweat and sneakers. Watch everyone running in place to get somewhere else. Move until you hurt. Listen to the clank of the weights. Be grateful that your body can take you here.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, wand 8 years, 2 months ago

    It was just a little black dowel with a painted white tip- but Mommy told me that it was magic- and for my 4year old self there was nothing better.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, swept 8 years, 2 months ago

    The winds of doubt swept her love of writing under the rug of silence.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, basic 8 years, 2 months ago

    I looked around the kitchen for something, anything to kill him with- something simple and basic- so it would look like an accident- and that’s when I spied the chainsaw.

  • Malinowski commented on the post, cheap 8 years, 2 months ago

    In our house- cheap was a positve word, a good one, nothing to be ashamed of- “It was a bargain”. But in his house cheap meant “lower in quality” and beneath them- which is why we broke up.