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“Electricity is really just organized lightning.” George Carlin I’m a little perplexed. We’re the last two blocks in the entire neighborhood, maybe the world, without power. A dark spot on a well-lit life, and I do mean that literally. I used to love standing at my window, draped in darkness, watching the day arrive. Who […]

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We’re Riding Out The Storm!  “Like the eye of a storm -find the sunshine and calm within you, even if there is chaos outside.” Brittany Burgunder Okay, I’m freezing, the electricity has been out for more than fifteen hours, and a storm is still raging outside. It’s as if I’m starring in my own horror […]

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“The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida.” Dave Barry I dream about water when I’m overwhelmed. This might be why… Decked out in my favorite blue jeans, black sweater, and swanky new loafers. […]

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It is the only time of year when the days feel slow to me, when the time outside of whatever tasks I have to do does not somehow vanish into further worry and busyness. It is the only time I don’t feel like I am perpetually late to my own life, and that easing of […]

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But I Don’t Have To Like It “And perhaps that might be the way to write — to open the page and to let the stories crawl in by themselves.” John Steinbeck Every house has its own personality, like husbands and dogs. Some are vivacious and alive, others solemn and quiet or deceptively charming. One […]

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Who’s most qualified to speak on my behalf? “When I’m hungry, I eat. When I’m thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it.” Madonna You’ve landed on the right essay. Read on… See, I have no idea how to accurately explain the recent conundrum I found myself in because it’s complicated. […]

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When I allow the past to dictate the future, it’s as if I’m a fish swimming upstream, battling the current, overwhelmed by my own anxiety. I have this uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach, as Julia Gregson describes, like when you’re swimming, and you want to put your feet down on something solid, […]