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Pay Me Later

I recently brought my winter boots to the shoe shop in my neighborhood. They wouldn’t clean them for me, but suggested I purchase a suede cleaner. I turned the bottle over to read the fine print. Every material but suede seemed to be listed. I questioned the owner. He looked at me with pity, turned […]

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What They Remember

Alzheimer’s has hit my family. First Grandmom, then my Great Uncle. If you’ve spent any time in a nursing home, it’s easy to understand why so many people believe that the patients are like babies. Recently though, I’ve had somewhat of epiphany. Maybe what I see my grandmother doing, deep in the throws of Alzheimer’s, […]

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Put Your Worries in a Box

I received an email from the woman who runs my farm delivery explaining that she would be relocating to Atlanta, and alas, would no longer continue her farm delivery business here. Truth be told, although I loved receiving the fresh local produce, I was actually relieved. I had been toying with the idea of canceling […]

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Football Zen

January, 2011 When my husband and I were dating, he invited me to a Super Bowl party. I was very enthusiastic about going with him. After all, I do enjoy the snacks, the beer, and the commercials.  It wasn’t until the following football season that I was busted. While complaining about watching another football game, […]

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Diving In

“You DARE to release yourself from procrastination and perfectionism and write anyway.” SARK After much procrastination, and a strong inspirational push from my brother, I am taking the plunge to begin my Writing Life. Finding the time and energy for creativity is always a challenge. Learning to stifle insecurities is even harder. I can think […]

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