Monthly Archives: May 2011

FOLDING

In the last month, I’ve spent $1,300 at the mechanic’s, but my car’s still not fixed. About $700 in, it died on me, a 20-mile tow away from the repair shop, just two weeks after I canceled my extended AAA … Continue reading

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FIXED in memory

I wonder sometimes if it’s possible to dwell too much in the past, but as writers so much of what we do is based on who we have known and what we have experienced. Memorial Day for me is the motherlode … Continue reading

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FRONT page news

The national news has careened wildly from one drama to another: one week the natural variety, the next, man-made. Tornadoes, flooding, powerful men behaving very badly, tornadoes again – it was breathtaking and terrifying and felt like the end of … Continue reading

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FINDING the one

I wasn’t looking for a new relationship, it just consumed me when I least expected it. Now I’ve lost my heart completely and am in way too deep to do anything but go with it. Things hadn’t been right for a … Continue reading

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FINE crystal

My car has been in the shop for five days, I have bees living in my house, and small puddles keep appearing from nowhere on my kitchen floor. Each weekend, I spend hours doing yard work but seem to get … Continue reading

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FINAL days

I hope you have your bags packed, because on Saturday, according to fundamental evangelists, you might be going on a trip. Although where you’re going, you probably won’t need anything but a clear conscience. Word about The Rapture is everywhere. … Continue reading

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FINISHED

The hardest job of a reporter is covering a death. We all dread those assignments even though sometimes they result in the best, most honest stories. To write about those cases, you have to force yourself to go knock on … Continue reading

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FORWARD, one step

Sometimes a small step can be a big leap. I had a full day yesterday on a bad night’s sleep: a morning workout, a busy and productive day at the office, a work reception at which I had to shoot … Continue reading

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FRIENDS, you gotta have

I was reflecting on what friendship really means, a heavy topic that I consider a lot because, to me, having friends and close connections is one of the greatest gifts there is. On one hand, I thought, I have a small … Continue reading

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FILLING the hole

One morning last weekend, I awoke early, my mind swirling half-conscious down into a spiral of gloom. Overcome by sadness and grief, I found myself enveloped in a sharp ache of loss and loneliness so palpable that I thought it … Continue reading

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