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Wondering About Life Turns

Wondering About Life Turns

Do you ever wonder, really let yourself wonder, about where you would be if you had taken one or two different turns earlier in life? What if you had gone to a different college? Or moved somewhere else after graduation?
Myrtle Beach 1969 (Photo)

Myrtle Beach 1969 (Photo)

For many summers, when I was a kid, my parents would pack up our family of four and travel to Myrtle Beach, SC. This was back in the late 60’s and early 70’s before there were huge hotels and condos on the beach. And only a few golf courses. My...
College Applications Make My Table Messy

College Applications Make My Table Messy

My son and I are in the middle of his college applications. No, I’m not one of those helicopter parents. I’m not writing his essay for him.
College Visit With My First-Born

College Visit With My First-Born

My son is a senior in high school this year. My first born. My 6'1" hairy, gangly, broad-shouldered baby. So last week, my son and I did what many have done before us: We visited a college campus. We spent the night in a hotel, took a tour the next day, spoke to...
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Odds To End The Week

Odds To End The Week

The best sambal chicken ever. If my husband would make this for me every night, I would be the happiest woman ever. And he knows more happiness = more sex.
Letting Go of a Fear of Failure

Letting Go of a Fear of Failure

I am not one to use affirmations. In times of sadness or confusion, I have not been helped by “Tomorrow is another day.” No “Let go, let God.” Or “I am worthy of love.” The only phrase that ever comes in to my head when I am upset about something is “This too shall pass”...
Odds To End The Week

Odds To End The Week

Did you know that you could lift weights with your vagina? Maybe I can get toned by Valentine's Day.
Gradually Growing Up

Gradually Growing Up

It’s gradual. First, they start going down to the playground at the end of the street. By themselves. And walking the mile home from school. Alone.
Facing My Fears (A Writing Workshop in Key West)

Facing My Fears (A Writing Workshop in Key West)

I’ve been to Key West many times. But I’ve never participated in a writing workshop. So I didn’t know what to expect when I spent five days there this past week participating in a workshop titled "Personal Narrative in an Impersonal World". (Also known as the memoir.)
The (New) Feeling of Helping Others

The (New) Feeling of Helping Others

I am not a very charitable person. Yes, I donate money every year to various organizations. I take clothes and household items to Goodwill. And I give my kids canned foods to take to school. But really that’s it.