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Author Archives: Matt Rainwater

We Will Live All These Seasons Part 4: The Fellowship

THE BACKSTORY: This poem is in dedication to Marco and their commitment to me as their partner and co-parent.  We’ve had a number of challenging events in the last couple of years as well and this poem is me reflection on how I think about them and relate to them.  Me and Marco have talked […]

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We Will Live All These Seasons Part 3: The Current

THE BACKSTORY: This poem is another dedication to Blue and also more specifically a dedication to our relationship. The last couple of years have been challenging for us and how we relate to each other, we’ve had a major disconnect in our physical and emotional intimacy, trust issues rose to surface, there were numerous conflicts, […]

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We Will Live All These Seasons Part 2: The Elements

THE BACKSTORY: This second poem, as you may have guessed, is dedicated to my partner Blue, and an expression of my love and admiration for her. For me this picture of her bears meaning beyond this project as its the most accurate representation of her I think I’ve ever drawn.  Same can be said for […]

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We Will Live All These Seasons Part 1: The Seasons

THE BACKSTORY: For Blue’s birthday, I made her an illustrated zine with 5 poems.  The first poem is more general in content, but the rest of the poems are about our family: Blue, Marco, myself, and Ember and are expressions of my feelings, thoughts, and inner means of relating to the people closest to me […]

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Happy Holidays!

THE BACKSTORY: This is the most accurate I think I’ve ever drawn my family, every picture is an amalgamation of several photo sources as to replicate the photo collage cards we all send out to our loved ones. Dear readers, we hope this holiday season is treating you well and best wishes for the new […]

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New Words Well Applied.

THE BACKSTORY: As you may have picked up, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry dropped the ball with their new exhibit on global warming and its effect on permafrost in the Arctic and Siberia by not including spanish language text, even though you’ll see other exhibits on green energy featuring bilingual text in the […]

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CAKE

THE BACKSTORY: Our child has always had a way of saying a lot with very little.  Very recently, they learned about cake and now it is synonymous for them with any celebration.  Hopefully they’ll take to pie in the same way.

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Now Everyone Is Negotiating Boundaries.

THE BACKSTORY: As our child is discovering more and more of their speech capability, so too are they discovering the tremendous power it wields. One of the first words they learned and actively used was, “no,” and it seems they’re continuing to learn how to wield that boundary forging group of language in sometimes dramatic […]

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Learning About Bravery From Abuela

THE BACKSTORY:  Our child has had some traumatic reactions to getting their blood drawn in the past, which is a fairly routine experience for kids to go through, but seeing their abuela go through the same process really helped them understand how it was.  Their reaction to getting blood drawn after seeing it happen to […]

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Missing Abuela

THE BACKSTORY:  It’s been hard for both our toddler and their Abuela to be separated from each other during her treatment.  We wanted to capture our toddlers disappointment and joy during these difficult weeks.

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