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A bit of background

A Girl Named Mary

Nineteen years ago today we were living in Nairobi and I was 4 months pregnant with twin girls. Due to it being my third pregnancy, and the fact that I was carrying twins, I looked and felt “very pregnant”. As … Continue reading

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It’s Spring!

It’s Spring. The bright, lemon-yellow necklace I wore to church today prompted several to remark on how “springy” it looked. After church I headed to Southern Horticulture; mulch was calling my name; and a man unbeknownst to me approached with … Continue reading

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Senior Discount at the Carwash

It is said that confession is good for the soul so it is in that spirit I now confess: I do not like this act of aging. I rail against it (‘rail against’—to utter bitter complaint or vehement denunciation—yep), always … Continue reading

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Treasure the Mundane (or 12/23/2014)

Preface: My last “official” blog on this site was wayyyy back in October. In December I went to post and realized I had forgotten my password and Word Press was not taking any personal calls; can you imagine? Anyhoo, I posted … Continue reading

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Savoring Almonds

Today I ate 12 almonds. Slowly. I placed them, one at a time, on my tongue. Lightly salted; paper-skin attached. As I placed each almond in my mouth, I let it sit there for a moment, taking pleasure in the … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Goodbye

Preface – Farewells are a huge part of my life; travel, family-moves, job-changes, and the deaths of precious ones have all allowed me to experience the overwhelming joy, as well as the unbearable pain, of leaving. As valuable as I … Continue reading

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My Two Mamas

Preface – In my 54+ years I have been more than fortunate to be surrounded by good women. My Granny Roberts was a pillar of stability in my early years when all around seemed shaky. I observed my Aunt Virginia as she … Continue reading

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Facebook – Fact, Fiction or Fallacy?

Over the past few days I have been stalked . . . mentally stalked by the theory of the fallacy of composition. A fallacy of composition arises when one infers that something is true of the whole from the fact … Continue reading

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One Good Day

Okay – the weirdest thing happened. Alien invasion. I was sitting at my computer writing hundreds of amazing anecdotes, words flying onto paper as fast as my fingers could type, when suddenly a bright light blinded my view and I … Continue reading

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The Bench

During a recent trip to New York City I spent more time in Central Park than during prior trips; I was in the city for work purposes and after a long day of teacher-talk all I wanted to do was … Continue reading

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