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I was yearning for a year off so when the offer arrived I made up my mind even before the formal announcement.  It was a big and exciting challenge to tak

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An abundance of good is a wonderful thing when acknowledged and accepted as a normal aspect of your life.

Some of my most profound realizations steal upon me at the most mundane of moments. Last spring’s revelation arrived while I clipped laundry to the clothesline.

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While I was teaching in the Creative Writing class at Lee High School, a well-meaning student brought me a Christmas gift of two hermit crabs in an "eco" box, complete with sea salt water

Me and my son

 

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I was an unhappy twenty-four year old married woman, and I had just had a miscarriage. When that happened all I could think was: I could now leave my marriage. I wasn't trapped anymore.

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great blue heron photographed from our kayak

I profess to have faith in God and as such, am supposed to trust in God. But when it came to the family finances, I never seemed to be able to find that pool of trust.

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Being tenacious, hanging on when everything and everyone tells you to stop, is an importan

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Michigan State University's Special Archives wanted my literary papers for a long time, but I always resisted selling them.

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