This story has been in the writing for a year. I tried getting it out in different classes, but it took the feminine genius of Cigdem and Jena of The ...

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“You’re Strangling Me”


“Here, you sit on my side of the table, that way you can watch the lake,” encouraged my husband’s uncle. I breathed in the feeling of being ...

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Someone’s Daughter


June escaped me, the end of July is hours away, lets have a mid-summer cup of coffee. The below quote is our summer. “Nothing is so painful to the h...

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Mid-Summer Coffee


I am swimming upstream like a salmon, but gratitude is becoming grating. Joining in the grating is the over used word, blessing. “Count your ble...

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All this Gratitude is Grating


I am writing this on the eve of our surviving son Ryan’s twenty-ninth birthday, a summer solstice baby, born on Father’s Day. Days with ou...

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