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Small, Hard, Fast Balls

I learned early on I was a magnet for small, hard, fast balls. My first encounter with a hard, fast ball was when I was 6 years old. I was playing, hanging out with other kids in a rec center … Continue reading

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RUNNING

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” – Anaïs Nin The first time I went for a run, I was 24 (1975). I had not intended to run, I was compelled. Walking my dog, Max, I … Continue reading

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My Turn

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou I was 19 – or maybe 18. I don’t remember. The rapist was not a stranger. I did not report to the police. I am … Continue reading

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Of Dreams and Memories

I awake at 6am. It is dark. Did I sleep? I don’t know. I look outside and find A faded watery dawn. Eventually Pale light filters through a syrupy fog. A weak promise of a sunrise. I see the ghost … Continue reading

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Write like a …

From The Rumpus’s Dear Sugar (Cheryl Strayed) column. Recommend Cheryl’s “tiny beautiful things, Advice on love and life from Dear Sugar.

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Reflections on Haiti

I was going to write, “subjective reflections” but that would be redundant. Nevertheless, keep in mind, these reflections are seen through my eyes after only a week in Haiti. Background In January I spent a week in Haiti visiting St. … Continue reading

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To Spanx® or not to Spanx®?

How many of you have taken the Spanx plunge? I hadn’t until recently when after standing in church I felt my upper thighs rubbing together.  I was so horrified, instead of thinking about Jesus, I was thinking about my fat … Continue reading

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