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Dear Diary

Liam is obsessed with “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”  For a parent who has tried everything in my power to encourage this reluctant reader, there is no greater joy than catching him sneaking off to read just a few more … Continue reading

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Bug Listening Juju

I’m cheating on my short story. I made a promise to not write any more blog posts until I finished this story I’ve been working on.  Well, not quite a promise- more like an agreement with some fine print.  As … Continue reading

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Oh, hi, Ed! Nice tan. How’s Carol?

I met with a group of friends today, to discuss collective actions we might take as people of a similar political mindset- to further our causes, so to speak.  Over the course of the conversation, we touched on the Trump … Continue reading

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Loving Tentacles

I stumbled into a perfect moment.  Well, stumbled isn’t the right word.  I guess I snuggled into it. Ben is working late.  He’s still not home.  On nights like these, I tend to linger as I put the boys to … Continue reading

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Single Lady Adventure

I told my friend, I was getting out of town for a couple of days by myself. I had made no real plans, hoping to leave my days free for possibility. “You’re going on a single lady adventure,” she exclaimed. … Continue reading

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The Whole 30 and Beyond

This morning, I had the first bread I’ve eaten in thirty days.  And yes, it felt like a momentous occasion.  I survived the Whole 30 and it was time to celebrate the accomplishment by burying my head in french toast. … Continue reading

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I can’t walk a mile in your shoes, but I can spend a day in a hijab.

I started reading Terry Gilliam’s book, Gilliamesque:  A Pre-posthumous Memoir.  The first line of the book read “I was always frightened to take acid.”  Here we go, I thought.  I imagined we were getting right to the craziness that led to movies … Continue reading

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