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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 maternal grandparents, Monroe and Mildred...
Burning Man, A Funeral and Sibling Comfort

Burning Man, A Funeral and Sibling Comfort

When the cab pulled up outside my grandparents’ house on Mirror Lake Drive, everybody walked outside to greet my brother and sister-in-law. But I ran. As fast as my little legs could carry me. And in to the arms of my brother where I burst out in to these gigantic sobs. I couldn’t stop. ...
Haphazard Memories: My 1998 Volvo Wagon

Haphazard Memories: My 1998 Volvo Wagon

In 1998, when I left Manhattan for suburban South Florida, I hadn't owned a car for 11 years. Didn't want one. Didn't need one. I had the subways and the buses, my own two feet and eventually, a boyfriend turned husband who had a beat-up Hyundai.
The Embarrassing Thing My Husband Did

The Embarrassing Thing My Husband Did

If you and I were out to dinner, and I repeatedly kicked you under the table with my clunky hard wedges, what would you think I was doing?
Haphazard Memories: A Shirt And My Virginity

Haphazard Memories: A Shirt And My Virginity

I was a junior in college. He was a freshman. And he was my first real boyfriend. (I know. I was a cougar, right? Ahead of my time.) And he took my virginity.
Ovarian Cancer Sucks. That’s All.

Ovarian Cancer Sucks. That’s All.

I’ve been putting off writing this post because it’s really important to me. And I’ve been afraid that I won’t get the story right. And afraid that I won’t properly honor the memory of someone who was really special. So I’ve been stuck in this fear. And have allowed a few weeks to go by...