Someone Moved

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We moved to Phoenix in mid-June. I don’t yet feel at home. The oppressive heat has been wearing on me, but I can see an end to the furnace-inspired onslaught soon. I find ways to stay positive and adapt. I … Continued

On Writing; the Drought of 2017

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A new acquaintance asked me why I stopped writing. “Life. Work. Kids. Mostly life,” I answered. “Well you have to have all of that if you’re going to have something to write about,” she replied, knowingly. I had promised that … Continued


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I’ve been trying to write a post about Alex for months. But when you’re living in the midst of inevitable decline, it’s hard to put the experience into words. After a short fight with lymphoma, Alex passed away in early … Continued

Peace in Perfection

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It’s been a while since I’ve written. And yes, I have an excuse, but is there ever a good excuse for not writing when you fancy yourself a writer. šŸ™‚ It has been a whirlwind spring and summer, and all … Continued

Magic of Mount Shasta

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I know I am woefully behind on getting an update written. So much to write about, so little time. But I had a really magical experience the other evening. Claire insisted that I take her on a bike ride around … Continued

Less than perfect parent

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Last weekend at Target, I came across this journal in the stationery section.Ā It’sĀ a journal with writing prompts for parents to write why weĀ are less than perfect and to check off ourĀ parental shortcomings. No, really. I knew you might not believe … Continued

Catching up

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So, where have I been? I have tried to write a few times since October, but something would always come up. Primarily, I was spending an inordinate amount of time working with Claire and some of the challenges a gifted … Continued