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Brass and percussion

I am a bit of a romantic when it comes to the 1940’s. I know there were many who were still living frugally due to the Great Depression and then World War II. Yet, there is a sense of digging … Continue reading

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Alice and me

I have a confession to make, I am no longer the size I was in high school. I know it seems shocking, but I am never going to be that size again. For my birthday I was given a bit … Continue reading

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Are you ready to rumble?

My department has been having a fun competition this week at work, playing Rock, Paper, Scissors, to determine the champion among our coworkers for the next year. If only battles could be fought and won with such simple terms. My … Continue reading

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Bumps, bruises, and stories

As a substitute teacher I filled many shoes, including P.E. teacher, one of my favorite classes to teach. During one particular windy March day, I was teaching soccer to a class of sixth grade girls with whom I had built … Continue reading

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This day you must choose

My mind has been working overtime for the past few weeks. Every night I have dreamt about people I knew twenty-five to thirty years ago, people I haven’t seen or spoken with in nearly as long. It’s like it is … Continue reading

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What’s in a name

When I was born my folks expected a boy. My mermaid cousin had been born just a few months before me, prior to her it had been over 120 years since a girl was born in our family line. So … Continue reading

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The day I realized I wasn’t perfect

Ok, there are many days when I realized I was to perfect. Like the day in grade school when someone did not want to be my friend because I did not fit in their group. I had moved to the … 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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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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In power /empower- a cautionary tale

There is a movement growing in society that tells women that they have power to tap into and use to “rise up”, “overcome”, “stand up”, “take over”, “breakthrough”, and “take charge.” I have seen book after book title calling for … Continue reading

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