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About A Girl

Her name was Tammy, and she was about 12 when I met her. We were in the same class at school and took to one another quickly at the beginning…
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Raisin Toast and Tea

Yesterday a friend and I made a pact.  When I told my husband that, I could hear his eyes roll even though they were glued on the road ahead of…
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My Life In Song

I grew up in a musical family. Not just by-the-book kind of musical, but the feel-it-in-your-soul, play-by-ear, never-learned-to-read-music kind of musical.  So I learned to play music.  Technically.  I took…
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{Encore} That Place We Go …

This was originally posted July 26th, 2011. According to family lore, my grandparents had a very eventful honeymoon. "Oh?" I can hear you saying. "How so?" The story goes like…
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Priceless

I went to a friend's graduation ceremony today.  Except, it wasn't just any graduation. When the processional of graduates came in accompanied by bagpipes, I joked with the man next…
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Sun and Dust

Sometimes life makes things seem meaningless. But then again, sometimes they are meaningless.  From what we can see anyway. The sun beat down, and the dust swirled past my eyes,…
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Family Dinner

The table is set, the lasagna is hot, I need only to say that single word that will bring our family together for that daily ritual of eating, sharing, laughing…
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I Saw You At The Store Today.

I saw you at the store today.  You said “Hey, how are you?” in that familiar tone.  You rang in my purchases with a smile and contoured cheekbones.  You were…
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That Place We Go …

According to family lore, my grandparents had a very eventful honeymoon. "Oh?" I can hear you saying. "How so?" The story goes like this.  After a beautiful ceremony and reception…
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The Expedition

This morning the boys woke up at the crack of dawn (or 9:00, whichever comes later) and announced that they were going on "An Expedition". "Where will you be going?"…
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The Moment of Decresance

I am sitting cross-legged in a green paradise, sun filtering through the trees above me, ants scurrying restlessly beneath me. I shift uncomfortably, not accustomed to the practice of just…
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A Moment of Identity: Tikinagan Child

**This was written almost a year after it happened, so my apologies for my faulty memory.   That said, this is the way I remember it … I am late for…