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Okay, not extreme duress, but a heightened degree of tension. The 49ers are playing the Dallas Cowboys in my family room (huddling not six feet from my couch), it’s an important game, and there is an audience of three cheering on the local team. As you can imagine, there is a lot of commotion. My […]

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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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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, […]

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What’s new? Life is a mystery, like one of those ridiculous Rubik cubes, and no matter how many times I repeat the ingrained patterns, it remains unsolvable. Regardless, I still plan on monopolizing every damn clue I discover along the way. This is why I write. I’m trying to solve the mystery as it unfolds […]

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It’s a smidgen past 9:00 am when Larry parades across our bedroom holding up three fingers. Which could only mean one thing. It took him three tries to complete today’s wordle challenge and the only reason he is gloating is that it took me four.  Retirement. What’s not to like? I say, “I thought you […]

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I love when life slows down enough to match the flow of my fingers on the keyboard, when I can ease into a memory, turn it gently over in my mind, and lance that sucker as if a boil. No one died. That’s all I can say about our 1,400-mile road trip without cussing, lying, […]

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I I acknowledge faith is one of those topics to avoid when attending dinner parties, hunting expeditions, or PTA meetings, but I figured if I disguised it in a blog you might not notice.  I could be wrong.  I usually am.  Faith is one of those words that people have grown weary of these days […]

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“We Accept The Reality Of The World With Which We’re Presented. It’s As Simple As That.” Truman Burbank I’ve been struggling to breathe for months. It’s as if I’m suffocating from the inside out. How do you tell if something is alive? You check for breathing.  It’s the first indicator of life.  And I’d be remiss […]

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It rained for about three minutes today, if you have anything that resembles a life, you may have missed it. I watched every glorious second, gave praise and thanks, then went back to writing. Which I admit, looks a lot like I’m lounging in bed in my pajamas, playing on the computer, avoiding life. It’s […]