Author Archives: Michele

About Michele

I am a freelance writer with three kids, two cats, and a dog with thyroid disease. I'm bouncing back from a divorce and making the most of every day. There is so much beauty around me. I am grateful!

FOOD, frightened by

A day in the new life of me: I traveled to the scene of a crime last week with a lasagna in my back seat. As I learned later, I had forgotten to bring it into the house after my daughter’s … Continue reading

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FORWARD, venturing

My husband and I shared our last dinner as a couple during a blizzard in February. The house was quiet as we made plans over a meal of chicken pie and salad like a thousand other meals, during countless other … Continue reading

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FOUND, a life lost and

I wouldn’t be exaggerating to say this has been the hardest year of my life. My closest friends, who went through much of it with me, agree. And now that it’s over, I am ready to show hardship and heartache … Continue reading

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FORCE, life a

I found some late arrivals in my garden today, long after it seemed to have stopped giving. A hydrangea along the driveway, framed in faded red for weeks, had produced from dormancy a bloom of brilliant blue among those that … Continue reading

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FLUSH with change

I was going through my phone this week, cleaning out contacts, deleting photos, and giving unused apps the heave-ho. I needed to make room for the new operating system, which refused to download, as jumbled as things were. The task … Continue reading

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FINIS, et

If only people could be more like dogs. Kind. Loyal. Committed to a fault. Always playful and interested. How about a treat? I really love you … was that a squirrel? Oh yeah. Back to you. I love you. So … Continue reading

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FALLING into place

I’ve been having a little trouble lately believing that things happen for a reason. Pretty much everything I need to get me where I want to be, from my house sale on down, has just refused to cooperate, leaving me … Continue reading

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FLAME, keeper of the

My cousin Bobby died last week. It was expected after a long illness, so it shouldn’t have thrown me like it did when I got the call. But my heart sank to a very sad place that I didn’t get … Continue reading

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FOLLOWING UP

I can hardly believe it has been a year since my life reared up last summer and smacked me in the face. Wake up! it shouted at my dreary routine. You call this living? Well, OK. Obviously, no one really … Continue reading

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FIRST FLOWER

I have to thank an unlikely lush, green friend by the porch door for teaching me a lesson today. King Lily, as I call it, is a tall, prolific plant that is the first of its kind in that garden … Continue reading

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