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Our Usual Cycle of Speaking The Mind

In my home as a kid, an argument was a usual occurrence. Mom, Dad, Sister, myself–we yelled. I always took pride in our open communication. We would speak our mind. We would forget about it. Our arguments were loud. We said mean things and then calmed down and got more articulate and thoughtful. We knew […]
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My First Ménage à Trois

At a book club hosted by the local library, I listened to a fifty-year-old woman across the table tell the story of her mother opening a Christmas gift–a bottle of Ménage à Trois wine. She couldn’t believe someone would give that gift to her mother. She said, “Mom doesn’t even know what that means.” I […]
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He Composed Without Paper

My husband created a love letter. I didn’t realize it at first. Not until he was in the thick of composing it did I see how he expressed his affection. His artistry used sprouted grain flour and egg and magic. When he told me his plan, I got overwhelmed. Making tortillas didn’t sound like making […]
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A Letter to Self Regarding Project Penguin

For the purposes of this letter, penguin translates to German Shepherd.  Dear Self on August 4, 2014: You are giddy today. Project Penguin is going to change your life. You’re not sure how yet. You just know it will. You’re experienced enough in these matters to know that even though you’re excited and pleased right […]
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Dining with Mostaccioli: a messy, beautiful rebellion

His text said he’d be late, again. I would have to cope—for a few more hours—as the only parent at home. And that stirred up a few angry thoughts. And those angry thoughts led to craving dessert. Not just any dessert. A dessert I had at The District, a restaurant two miles from our house […]
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