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Expressing My True Self

My Real Memoir Until you start school, your life revolves around your parents. They can do nothing wrong. Only later, in your teen years, do you realize they can do nothing right, and that your sagely friends and, of course, … Continue reading

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Conversations with my brain…at 3 AM

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*Snort myself awake* Me: *Sigh* Gotta pee. Brain: Oh, great. You’re up. While I have your attention, there’s a couple of things I want to run by you quickly. Me: I really just…

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Thank You!

“Please” and “thank you.” Those were the magic words, Mom and Dad said. Corny? Yep. But you know what? When I taught my kids to say them, they were kind of magical. “Happiness isn’t necessary for gratitude, gratitude is necessary … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

I had a wonderful mom, and am truly grateful for her. But I also want to celebrate the beautiful girl who first loved me, then without losing a drop, magically filled up with love for our first child (every time … Continue reading

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I Always Knew You Loved Me, Mom

(See video below) Mom was twenty when I was born—twenty times as old as me. But when I turned ten, I suddenly realized she was now only three times as old as me. And when I reached twenty she would … Continue reading

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Thank You

“Please” and “thank you.” Those were the magic words, Mom and Dad said. Corny? Yep. But, you know what, when I taught my kids to say them, they were kind of magical. “Happiness isn’t necessary for gratitude, gratitude is necessary for happiness. This seems … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 62

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Fifteen: Destiny (Continued) Previously: Zack and Gina were depressed and plagued by nightmares, when suddenly the mercurial Aunt Aloysia showed…

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Running Away

I’d threatened many times to join the circus or go live on a raft on the Mississippi like Tom and Huck. But that wasn’t the case this time. It was some since-forgotten atrocity—homework? weekend chores? (I still hate vacuuming)—that led … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 6

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Two: Aunt Aloysia Previously: Once the “startlingly large, alarmingly red-headed woman” arrived in Middleton, everything began to change. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ “We really do have a … Continue reading

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