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Looking Over My Shoulder

I undertook a big renovation in my house this year, adding a new bathroom and a walk-in closet to the big open room I decided to turn into a master bedroom when I bought the house. This meant stealing five … Continue reading

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What I Did Right

Today my son left his lunch on the kitchen counter, sad little sandwich and peanut butter crackers sitting there, waiting to be remembered. I grabbed a paper bag, wrote his name and his teacher’s name on it in black metallic … Continue reading

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Shooting for Truth

I have been an advocate for domestic violence/sexual violence/child abuse awareness for more than 18 years now, and it’s work that stirs me deeply. I didn’t quite figure out the connection to my own sense of being afraid of my … Continue reading

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What I’ve Lost

We all lose our parents, eventually. But I’ve discovered that the very ordinariness of it flies in the face of the actual experience. And describing that loss is almost as challenging as describing what happens to you in the first … Continue reading

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