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Number 331

Ya know when you’ve been trying to find a home for a while for a beloved essay? “Number 331” was published today on Clerestory for their issue on “What heals?” What a beautiful publication! I’m grateful to be a part … Continue reading

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Doors

I had scheduled this day for writing several weeks ago. Little did I know how much I would need it, not just for writing but for resting and processing all that’s transpired on this emotional rollercoaster over the past month. … Continue reading

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Back to the Ice Age

  (Published in The Green Mountain Trading Post on January 11, 2018) In preparation for the arrival of our new refrigerator, I removed the magnets and school calendars and shopping lists and coupons from the old refrigerator door. I found … Continue reading

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Limited Visibility

  The north wind doth blow, And we shall have snow ~nursery rhyme We are in the midst of a blizzard. A writer friend of mine who sees the world more poetically than most says she is “snuggled home enjoying … Continue reading

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Resolution 2018: Just DON’T do it!

I’m not hoping for a better year in 2018. I hear well wishes at every turn, and I appreciate the sentiment, but I find myself seeking a more meaningful, honest response to their greeting. Don’t get me wrong; I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Forever Changed

My son missed the bus. It was his second year in high school after having been home schooled since fourth grade. I was still homeschooling my two younger children. I would have to wake them up early to drive him … Continue reading

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The Defiant Pen

Three gifts for today. . .     274. geese on open water in late November         275. a son’s safe journey home             276. the soft weight of a thousand prayers pressing in through the stitches of a            … Continue reading

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Phlox of Patience

“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”~Winnie the Pooh It’s the middle of August. The garden phlox are out in abundance. When they were still growing tall and before they flowered and unleashed their glory, a friend … Continue reading

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No Snow Birds

(This story was published in The Green Mountain Trading Post on August 23, 2017.) It’s misleading for people who only come up here one week a year–Fourth of July week. Everything’s pretty and blooming and green, temperate and comfortable. Gentle … Continue reading

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Quiet Keyboards

Writing was more of a sensory experience when I was younger than it is today. In middle school, I would use a pencil (a pen if I was lucky) and write notes in a paper notebook. After filling a page, I’d turn it to … Continue reading

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