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Life at 49

I am trying to stay positive. I am trying to remember everything that remains rather than dwelling on what I’ve lost. But so much has been lost. Much of that is my fault. Much of it is not. Much of … Continue reading

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Meeting Indiana Bones

It’s no secret that the past couple of months have been challenging in every way–emotionally, financially, medically, professionally. And on the heels of a few extra challenging years, I wonder sometimes when I’ll get to take a breath again. One … Continue reading

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The Chapter Formerly Known as 35

I’ve been looking for silver linings lately. It’s a bit of a necessity when you’re unexpectedly unemployed and uninsured. The biggest, most profound silver lining for me right now is the time I’ve had to work on completing my memoir. … Continue reading

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Mama’s Day

When we were little, my mom made all my cousins laugh. She created a game by dividing us up–April, Amy, Erin, Carrie, and I. The team that didn’t laugh at her antics won the prize. Of course, Mom always assigned … Continue reading

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The Choosing

Those of you who’ve read my work for a long time know I’m not one to mince words or smooth the rough edges. Life is messy and hard, and my role as a writer is not to pave the way … Continue reading

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Freckles and All

I hated my freckles when I was little. They were unwelcome stains across my face, on my chest, covering my arms. My best friend had long, straight Marcia Brady hair and perfect, pale skin. I was all unruly red curls … Continue reading

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Love Is Love Is Love

Dear Ones, these are probably the most important words I have ever shared with you. Some of you know, some of you are wondering, some of you are speculating. Today, I’m here to clear the air, to tell the story … Continue reading

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