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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, lost and

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” — Ernest Hemingway It’s been 10 months since the seminal summer morning I realized I wasn’t living my best life. … Continue reading

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FAITH and hope

I’m getting ready to leave on a whirlwind road trip to celebrate Easter with my family. It’s a taxing jaunt that involves heading to another state and back in just over 24 hours. Truth is, I’m happy about it. I … Continue reading

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FEAR

When I am as overwhelmed as I am today I try to exhaust myself so I’ll feel nothing. I clean the house, bash a tennis ball, or work the exercise machines out in the barn until, as the band says, … Continue reading

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FAME and fortune

  Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what constitutes a successful life as I’ve worked on the way I see the world. For example, I used to immerse myself 150 percent into my newspaper job when I lived in … Continue reading

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FORCED to take stock

I was feeling a little put-upon last night. Annoyed with my kids. Tired from a day solving problems and meeting deadlines. Dreading that look from the dog that means “Yes, I have to go out AGAIN.” And facing a sink … Continue reading

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