Six Missing Hours

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I have always loved hearing people’s stories. And because I have such a poor memory, I am one of those rare people who almost never says “Oh, that’s okay; you already told me this one”.  If the story is a good one, I want to Continue reading “Six Missing Hours”

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“Mom! You Look Just Like a…”

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I write an awful lot about the years when I first got divorced. Not because those years haunt me; not because the painful bits are seared into my memory Continue reading ““Mom! You Look Just Like a…””

The Long Process of Acquiring Common Sense

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I recall with absolute clarity walking home in the dead of winter with my sister from swim-team practice in my mid teens, hatless, winter parka hanging open, Continue reading “The Long Process of Acquiring Common Sense”

I Guess That Doesn’t Define Me Anymore

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Lately I have become a little fascinated with the scarring process. As I have gotten older, I have noticed that the innumerable little cuts and burns I get Continue reading “I Guess That Doesn’t Define Me Anymore”

Going to Hell in a Hand Basket

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I love the movie It’s a Wonderful Life. I think I’ve written about this before. What a gift, to be given the opportunity of knowing for absolute sure that you made a difference. That you mattered. That your life counted for something. Continue reading “Going to Hell in a Hand Basket”

Be the Change…

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“Be The Change You Want to See in the World.”

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I love stories about people being kind to one another, especially when Continue reading “Be the Change…”

How I Overcame my Germ Phobia

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Okay, so I admit that I shamelessly drew you in with a title that is misleading and based on Continue reading “How I Overcame my Germ Phobia”