Monthly Archives: January 2012

FAIRY TALE, life isn’t a

Once upon a time there was a mother who was so adored by her family that they dropped everything they were doing to attend to her every need any time she asked … and even when she didn’t! (Insert hysterical … Continue reading

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FALSE expectations

Inveterate worrier that I am, my approach to any uncertainty lying ahead is to immediately expect the worst. It’s a terribly stressful and unnecessary exercise that I have repeated countless times through the years. I am the worrywart’s Don Quixote, … Continue reading

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FREEDOM, in letting go

By MMM61, Guest blogger: It’s strange how you can come to a point when you know it’s time to let go of something you love.  For 88 years, my family has owned a house on Cape Cod. My grandfather bought … Continue reading

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FIRST, words

My life has been awash in words for as long as I can remember. I was a voracious reader growing up, but the steady, overabundant diet of sentences I consumed in four years of AP English and six years of … Continue reading

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FOR the love of me

Every once in a while you get a clue that life has to change. If you’re smart you’ll listen. Like when you’re staring at the grease pooling under the pizza on your plate and think, “I really should eat better.” Or … Continue reading

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FEAR itself

Almost a year ago today – on January 11, 2011 – I wrote a post for this blog that was about fear. Not the heart-stopping panic you feel when turbulence tosses your plane around like a toy in a wind … Continue reading

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FIRST priorities

A brand spanking new year has arrived, a natural breaking point at which to throw out the old and start over with a fresh slate. There’s quite a bit of excess I’d like to shed this year. I could start … Continue reading

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