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Hidden things

I used to drive a cute, little, compact car in college. It was the perfect size to take back and forth as I commuted to school, went out with friends, and went on trips. As I drove to school, I … Continue reading

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Lingerie

Years ago, the husband of a friend of mine would buy lingerie for her from an intimates boutique. It was obvious when he gave the gift to her, that he had spent time, thought, and felt a deep love and … Continue reading

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Bullies and the fight

As a child I stood out in a crowd. Not because I was taller than the others, but because I had bright red hair like “Opie Taylor.” While girls had names like Becky, Sue, Melissa, Molly; names that could have … Continue reading

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On mountaintops, valleys, and closets

When I became engaged, it was nothing like the Hallmark movie proposal. My hubby and I were on the telephone. He was in his apartment in Denver, Colorado and I was in my bedroom in my folks’ house in the … Continue reading

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Somewhere in the world…

In the first year or so after my fiancé and I broke up I often wondered if there would ever be a future husband for me. During that same season I heard the song Somewhere in the World, by Wayne … Continue reading

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Cord of three

A coworker taught me how to weave a cord using an ancient Scandinavian tool called a Lucet. The tool looks like a two tined, oversized fork with a hole just under the two tines. By using this a person can … Continue reading

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Still

My husband and I are alone now. It is the first time in nearly twenty years that we have gone grocery shopping and only had to purchase food for two. We still bought more than we needed for a week, … Continue reading

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Little things

Being married is not for the faint of heart. As much as I enjoy a romantic comedy I know the truth that you don’t see on the screen. The passive-aggressive behavior of doing the very opposite of what your spouse … Continue reading

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what is and what will be

I am entering the last few weeks of being the mom of a high school student. After May, I will have closed the chapter on sports, meetings, ceremonies, and papers to sign for consent. My sons will be out in … Continue reading

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Presumed strength

Years ago, my mom was hosting an extended family meal and needed serving tongs for a couple dishes. As the meal progressed and the dishes were passed around the table, the plastic tongs cracked or broke, one by one, under … Continue reading

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