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Dec.02.2012
  December 2   There are only 23 more shopping days left till my nervous break down     Shoppers beware: I have a careful plan!  I can juggle these thirty things, keep these twenty people happy, dig around in the dirt at these three excavation sites and hold on to my sanity...
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Nov.14.2012
  November 14   THREE TOYS FLOATING   I bat the ducks across the surface of my bath.  Soaking is supposed to calm me.  I’m waiting.  I assure you my impatience is no help to this process.  These yellow, tub-bound misfits grinning at me don’t fill me with the joy...
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Nov.03.2012
  November 3   SPONTANEOUS WILLINGNESS     At my local coffee-mart there is a strip of cellophane tape adhered to the mid of a Plexiglas panel built into the barrier where the line forms.  Only at a certain angle can this satin finish tape be seen.  When I first caught...
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Oct.02.2012
  October 2   A LITTLE EXTRA HOPE     “What will you do with a little extra hope?” asked my quizzical sponsor. “What good is a little hope?” my retort. “A little hope got you sober.  What can you do with a little more?  Could you take out your dreams and fly them on a...
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Sep.29.2012
  September 29   DEATH PRACTICE     “Why do you practice death like it were a skill?  Do you fear you lack ability?  Or, because it’s your goal, have you made it your hobby?” Beleaguered by the questions of my sponsor I search quickly for some believable response....
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Sep.25.2012
  September 25   OPTICAL ILLUSIONS     “Like my new frames?” I ask my sponsor. “Who wrote your prescription?” “Oh, the lenses aren’t new, just the frames,” I reply. “You want to be seen differently but you want to see things the same old way.  My question still stands....
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Sep.10.2012
  September 10   DO YOU HEAR THAT SOUND?       I was running on empty and thought I was getting along that way but the smoke gave me away.  My life had caught on fire and I burned it to the ground.  I thought nothing had been apparent until it all lay in ashes....
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Sep.05.2012
  September 5   DO NOT BE A FRAUD   “Fake it ‘til you make it" is like saying "keep drinking ‘til you get sober,” complains my sponsor. “But what about the things I can’t do yet?"  I ask. “You work on them; that’s all.  You work.  You adjust your attitude, practice the...
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Aug.29.2012
  August 29   SATISFACTION       Satisfaction is like a marble in my pocket.  Formed when correctness was still red hot and my sponsor rolled my mind until I was whole.  I sigh and square my shoulders.  I know I am up to any task.  I am skilled with my...
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Aug.27.2012
  August 27   THE DREAMER     “What about the dreamer?” “What about her?” responds my sponsor.  “You ask me about her like I was the one who pushed her off the cliff.” “Are you saying I pushed her?” I questioned my sponsor. “Yes, that is just what I am saying. Do you need...