• Friendship Wanted

    I’m not a great friend. I know this about me. I should come with a warning label to all the new people in my life. Befriend me at your own risk!  I often can’t go out to dinner, to the movies, or the concert that everyone else has tickets to. On those rare occasions I […]

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  • On Hold

    My mom didn’t do book club. She didn’t work outside the home. She didn’t volunteer. She didn’t play tennis or golf. She talked on the phone. All day, every day. The long cord wrapped around her legs, head tilted towards her shoulder to hold the phone in place while she peeled carrots and ironed my […]

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  • Sure Footing

    After the thunderstorm, Colleen and I sat on her porch on her 41st birthday, nursing warm beers. Cool air cut through what had been a streak of cloying days. Trees shot skyward, leaves jeweled in water and sunlight, reminding me in June 2021 of those I’d stared at for hours nearly 26 years earlier while […]

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  • Palindrome

    I forgot the word “palindrome” yesterday.  It slipped out of my vocabulary for a couple of hours, as if to go get a coffee or take a nap. I was on a hike with a friend, marching through the woods, talking about the gifts and betrayals of aging, catching glimpses of grouse and bunnies and […]

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  • Don’t Hang Up

    I’m thinking of my friend. I see her every so often when I scroll through Instagram and the algorithms put her on the map again. It’s been decades since we’ve lived in the same city and shared secrets, and yet there is still something between us. I’m thinking of this friend. The one who saved […]

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  • Sample post with video

    This demo site is showing blog with excerpt post and thumbnail. You can choose to show full post as well. If you don’t want to have sidebar, there is an option to show as full width blog. Setting available in Theme Options. Bonbon macaroon jelly-o sugar plum tiramisu sweet roll bonbon biscuit. Gingerbread topping applicake […]

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