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Sixty-Five Years, One Love

Today is my grandparent’s sixty-fifth wedding anniversary. That’s right. For sixty-five years they have been roommates, confidants, companions, shopping buddies, travel partners, support-systems, and teammates. In short, they are the best kind of best friends. They raised two children, watched … Continue reading

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Misty, Water-Colored Memories

It’s four o’clock in the morning, maybe five, and there I am, pressing my face against the tile. On any other day, this activity would seem repellant, but now, as I hug myself against the pain, body shivering in a … Continue reading

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Top Five Films of 2012

Yesterday, Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards, so I thought it was the perfect time to partake in an annual tradition of mine and recount my top five favorite films from the past … Continue reading

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Millions of Suns

Yesterday in American Lit, we had what I thought was a nice little chat about Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”. It was our last class discussion of the semester, and it felt good to end with something hopeful. Amongst the … Continue reading

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Behind the Wheel

I’m trying to stop worrying about what other people think of me. I don’t intend to lose my sense of decorum or decency in the process, nor do I mean to ignore the opinions of the people I love and … Continue reading

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Aunt Vicki’s House

When my brother Joe and I were kids, the best news we could hear in a given day was that we were going to Aunt Vicki’s house. It was code for non-stop party fest as far as we were concerned, … Continue reading

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The Man at the Next Table Doesn’t Want You to Have it All

After Kindermusik on Tuesday, Jude and I went to lunch with my new friend K and her daughter, A. We were in the front room of a family-friendly restaurant, at the exact table where Jude had a meltdown not too … Continue reading

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