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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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Of Reeds and Strings and Other New Things

I’m learning violin. I’m forty-six. I’ve never played an instrument. Why now? I’ve always wanted to learn violin, and one day this very instrument made its appearance in my life as if to announce It’s time. I had heard violin was … Continue reading

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Vanilla Days

(This story was read at the Litchfield Writers Guild Coffeehouse, June 14, 2017.) My college roommate dated a guy who would only eat smooth ice cream. No walnuts, chips, or chunks. John’s reasoning was he didn’t want roadblocks intruding on … Continue reading

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Touring the Country of Math

  “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”                                                                                      ~Oliver Wendell Holmes We all think differently. My grandmother would say, “It takes all kinds to make a world.” She was right. We need doctors … 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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Of Tigers and Teapots

(This was originally written in the fall of 2015. I found it in my drafts and decided it was time to post. Much has changed since I originally penned it, but the sentiment remains the same.) Our family has been … Continue reading

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Electronic Roadkill

The phone lay smashed on the road. I stood there staring at the innards. Its back had been sheared off to reveal its guts. Eviscerated. I found myself paralyzed. Knowing, of course, this thing wasn’t alive but still not wanting … Continue reading

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