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Self deprecation

A precious person in my life speaks of himself negatively. Whenever he is asked about his personality traits or other characteristics, he will say something that is self injuring in its very essence. He is not physically cutting himself or … Continue reading

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Potholes

Living in the Midwest means every spring road crews go throughout the city and refill the potholes that have formed during the winter. The potholes are often from the freezing, thawing, and moisture that has seeped into the cracks that … Continue reading

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Where are you banking these days?

I have been waiting for some news for the past couple of weeks. At first, it was just something that was part of my day. I would occasionally check my inbox to see if there was an update and then … Continue reading

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By the Numbers

It has been 10,530 days since I met my husband. It has been almost 8,000 days since we said, “I do.” In the days that have followed, we have lived in multiple states, twice as many houses, and laughed and … Continue reading

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Second hand things

I do not enjoy shopping for clothes. It isn’t a body image issue as much as I don’t like the clothing styles available for someone my age. I just want something that covers the body anyway, not to be a … Continue reading

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Can you believe it?

So there is this kid I know, not mine, just a younger person, about half my age. He seems to struggle with what he wants to have, what does he not want, in life. He is a lot like a … Continue reading

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Dancing on the outer rings

Most of my life I have felt like I have not quite fit with those around me. No, not the “square peg, round hole” kind of way, but more like the person who is on the edge of a group … Continue reading

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Grave robbing

I took a philosophy class the first semester after I became a believer. My professor was an Episcopalian priest, he was quirky, a bit of a challenge for me to dig into his approach to the subject matter. At one … Continue reading

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In my father’s house

I have been waking up in the middle of the night for weeks now. Usually at 3:33 am or 4:44 am. Occasionally the time is earlier, but the outcome is always the same. I will be awake for at least … Continue reading

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No void here

I received a text from my son last night. He was “checking in” as my family calls it. He is working at a camp during the off season and will work through his third summer there, as well. He wrote … Continue reading

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