Category Archive: LIfe

Face to Face with mortality

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Dear Mortality, You arrived at my door last week, frantically knocking.  Why can’t you call first for an appointment?  Why do you have to tiptoe past the dogs and then laugh at my… Continue reading

Priceless : A hunger for life

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What is without price?   Honor, integrity, sealing the deal with a handshake,  being good to your word. What comes at a price? Love, faith, children and pets. What is priceless? A peaceful mind,… Continue reading

Can’t sleep — so what else is new?

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I used to read Tarot cards.  And I was good at it.  Then, I stopped reading them for the worst of reasons:  Love. When you give up something because someone you love doesn’t… Continue reading

Father’s Day thoughts

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As a parent of children 43 and 41, I remember what it’s like to be “on-call” 24/7.  As a grandparent, I know that both my children can tell you the same thing:   Parents… Continue reading

99 word prompt : Splash

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June 3, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that makes a big splash. It can be fluid, or you can play with the idiom (to make a… Continue reading

Advice…um…

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I would SO love to give good advice.  …but when I do, no one listens. My advice about anxiety is this:  Never say the “A” word in front of someone in a medical… Continue reading

What it’s like…

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The attic rattles with flying squirrels tearing at my boxes; treasures shredded, thrown, used as urinals while they bounce against the walls. Why wasn’t I a better child…a better wife., mother, person, lover,… Continue reading

Senseless Sunday Sarcasm : Swerving

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One of my favorite excuses for hitting a tree: I swerved to the left, I swerved to the right, but the tree hit me anyway. He probably hit the tree for the same… Continue reading

National Hate Week

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Yes, I’m being politically incorrect. No, I don’t give a rat’s vagina if you like it or not:  April 6 – 12 is National Hate Week. On April 6, many, many moons ago,… Continue reading

99 Word Prompt : buckets

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March 21, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features a bucket of water. What is the condition of the water and what is the bucket for?… Continue reading