Westgate Archive

  • In the two weeks between closing on our house and moving in a couple of years ago, I had anxiety dreams about my neighborhood. Once home to Camp Chase, a […]

    The Confederate ghosts of my neighborhood

    In the two weeks between closing on our house and moving in a couple of years ago, I had anxiety dreams about my neighborhood. Once home to Camp Chase, a […]

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  • So, this was supposed to be our first big week of preschool. But the back end of Ike sneaked up on Ohio and smacked us with 50-70 MPH winds for […]

    Making tree forts out of high wind destruction

    So, this was supposed to be our first big week of preschool. But the back end of Ike sneaked up on Ohio and smacked us with 50-70 MPH winds for […]

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  • Declan is 28 months old today. It’s kind of hard to believe that’s all the time it has been. Mysterious coos and babbles have given way to complete sentences. Once […]

    Inventory: 28 Months

    Declan is 28 months old today. It’s kind of hard to believe that’s all the time it has been. Mysterious coos and babbles have given way to complete sentences. Once […]

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  • It was a perfect, temperate world last weekend. We spent lots of time on playgrounds and in parks, visiting with friends and family and finding places where we could let […]

    Is it like a butterfly?

    It was a perfect, temperate world last weekend. We spent lots of time on playgrounds and in parks, visiting with friends and family and finding places where we could let […]

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  • I got stuck in an automatic car wash on West Broad Street* two days ago. I input the code numbers to make it go, the thing pulled me in about […]

    West Side Story, Chapter 2

    I got stuck in an automatic car wash on West Broad Street* two days ago. I input the code numbers to make it go, the thing pulled me in about […]

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  • Features of our neighborhood: • Mango and papaya are at the front of the produce section in every major grocery store. • Camp Chase. When we bought the house but […]

    West Side Story

    Features of our neighborhood: • Mango and papaya are at the front of the produce section in every major grocery store. • Camp Chase. When we bought the house but […]

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