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  • In this Together

    April 16, 2020 by

    Everything I needed to know about living through a global pandemic, I learned in 1983. I just didn’t know it then. We’re all in this together.I keep seeing that. Americans were a little late to the party, but we sure came in loud and proud. We showed up.We felt a little mad at China. Sanitize,… Read more

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  • The Darkness and the Light

    April 11, 2020 by

    There’s a lot of bad things going on the world right now. A lot of people sick and dying from a disease they’d never heard of when they were opening their Christmas gifts on December 25. A lot of people losing jobs. A lot of people in fear of losing jobs. Weddings and graduations that… Read more

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  • Q and A about this and that

    March 23, 2020 by

    I started a 30 day hugging experiment a good week before the bottom fell out of normal life. I was 23 hugs and 12 days into a whole new lifestyle, which I planned to follow with a pretty kicking blog. I had begun to write it already. It started like this: If I go down… Read more

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  • #50×50

    March 7, 2020 by

    In the winter of 2000, on the brink of my 30th birthday, the fact that I had no children was a tremendous source of grief and stress to me. I thought about it by the hour. I didn’t want that birthday. I didn’t feel like there was much to celebrate. By my 40th, I had… Read more

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  • A World Without Pants

    February 28, 2020 by

    The last time I had dreams like this one, I was days from meeting Andrew’s birth family for the first time since he was born. I’m not days away from anything of the sort, but the dreams I’ve had this week tell a different story. I’m never wearing pants. We live in a world that… Read more

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  • Everything as it Should Be

    February 22, 2020 by

    20 years ago, I stayed in a 2nd story room of a house in Seaside called Tuttapposto. The house was named from the Italian phrase “tutta a posto,” which means everything in its place. Settled. All good. Everything as it should be. With polished honey colored boards under my bare feet and my friend and… Read more

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  • Table Magic

    February 15, 2020 by

    I am in a strange season of life. A season of snatches. It is one I don’t dare complain about, because I know the one that is around the next corner, hiding within my next breath. The season I am in now is one my hairdresser warned me about when I announced there was a… Read more

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  • Tomorrow is a Day Killer

    February 5, 2020 by

    I’ve been on a diet for 12 years. For 12 years I have steadily gained. There were a few exceptions here and there. In 2014, I did 30 days of the Whole 30. I lost 16 pounds in 30 days. I also lost my will to live. A grainless, legumeless life is no life at… Read more

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  • Ceramic Reflections

    February 1, 2020 by

    I am sitting under an overzealous ceiling fan, listening to the ambient noise of hushed voices and artistry. We are celebrating my youngest daughter’s 12th birthday at a pottery painting place. We’ve been here more times than I can count. I have finally reached the birthday that allows me to take a backseat in the… Read more

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  • The Seven Others

    January 28, 2020 by

    Everyone is talking about Kobe Bryant’s tragic death.I guess I am, too. Sort of.I understand it. He was a legend. An icon. A household name. Larger than life. Until he wasn’t alive. Two days ago he was alive. Now he isn’t. And it doesn’t matter that he was in top physical condition and could dunk… Read more

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