Category: Family


New Year, Old Me

Dear 2016, I am not giving you a word this year. There is something strange about January 1. People want to remake themselves. People want to be better in all sorts of ways: to look more attractive, to achieve accomplishments at work, to be more organized, to work on relationships. New Years is the time …

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Fifth Grade

I had my first boyfriend in fifth grade. Saying we were “going out” meant not much more than talking on the phone and dedicating songs to each other on the radio. I remember skating together during couple’s skate at the school skate night to the song Lost in Your Eyes by Debbie Gibson. Or was …

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A Southern Melancholy

The back of our new house faces west. Which means in the evenings I can go sit on the deck and watch the sunset. Our backyard neighbor is usually outside, too, sitting on her back porch and listening to the radio. Tonight some fireflies flitted around the corner of the yard. The last fireflies of …

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