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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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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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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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FLOW, going with the

Lately, I have had a love/hate relationship with the word submit, which I can tell you, as a writer of 25 years, has not been allowed into my personal vocabulary much. Yes, I submit to my editor every time I … Continue reading

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FARCE of nature

I never liked the expression about making lemonade when life gives you lemons. Its positivity annoyed me. Who wants to sit back and take what the world throws at you, instead of doing what you can to change it? This … Continue reading

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FINDING myself

I should be baking pies and packing my bags for a Thanksgiving trip but I find myself lost in thought as the world churns along. The sun warms me, as it pours through the window, and I’m quiet in this … Continue reading

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