Tag Archives: 2014

Writing My Aunt’s Eulogy

My aunt died this week. It was unexpected. It is sudden. Nothing anyone could have done. She was alone in her condo. Busy with hanging photos, readying herself for a busy Tuesday. But then her life stopped. Her biological age was 69. But she was young. Young enough to go to the recent Garth Brooks […]
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Five Things to Celebrate: Dentist Checkup

1. Feeling confident in the hygienist and dentist who care for my daughters. I have been to aloof dentists and mean dentists. I have had less-than-positive, going-home-to-cry dental visits. When I found this dental office shortly after I married and moved here, I felt lucky to know such wonderful people exist.   2. Waiting in […]
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Say Yes to Your Writing Self

Every day we distract ourselves from becoming the artist we want to be. And it’s easy to do. If I am without a specific purpose, I sidetrack into household projects like cleaning the kitchen walls. I let other creative endeavors or commitments to family and friends take up the day, and I don’t get to […]
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On Our Way to the Memorial

We waited in the hotel courtyard for our parents, ready to leave. My sister Amy wore a long navy skirt and curls in her hair. Her twins, also in dresses, danced down the sidewalk. We chased after them. One stopped at Amy’s feet. “You look like a princess, Mommy,” she said. She is three and […]
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Five Things to Celebrate: Travel

1. Sharing an outlet with a fellow passenger while waiting to board the plane. My charger will charge two devices at once. Since all the outlets near me at gate H8 had been filled, I got brave and asked a woman if she would mind using my charger so I could charge my phone as […]
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