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A Pause Earned

After three years and approximately 108,000 words, I have a very very rough draft of my first novel done. It will likely take another two+ years and much re-work, editing, adding, subtracting, and re-writing to get it even close to … Continue reading

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Needing to be Needed

“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so someone in the house is happy to see you.” – Nora Ephron Oh, sure, we all complain. We all get weary of feeling like we are being pulled … Continue reading

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The Seasonal Abyss

Ahh….summer… school’s out. A time for warm breezes, playtime and bbq’s. Everything seems sunnier and we dream of days off with family and friends. Life is easier. And moms everywhere are stressed and worried. Wait, whut? For those of us … Continue reading

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It’s Not Alright

Since the news broke of the tragedy in Orlando, I haven’t known what to say. Imagine that. Me, the wordy one, at a loss.  Tributes, emotional pleas, and tirades have flowed across social media and the news. I have not … Continue reading

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No Choice in the Matter

“ You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”    — Desmond Tutu. According to Merriam-Webster, Family is defined as a group of people who are related to each other, or a … Continue reading

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Simply Amazing

There are a lot of remarkable things to be amazed by in this world. There are natural wonders like Niagara Falls, modern modes of transport like giant aircraft that take flight and enormous ships that float; rocket ships that reach … Continue reading

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Reliving Our Youth Through Youth

  My son had three of his buddies over today. My husband was excited because he just recently finished a studio area above his workshop, and the boys were going to spend some time doing some music jamming up there. … Continue reading

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