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May.16.2012
I love reading. In fact, reading is one of the distractions that gets in the way of my writing. When I have a free moment, I’m often torn between the need to write – creating the raw product, and my love of reading – consuming the finished product. As a little girl, I loved trips to the library. I...
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Sep.07.2011
There was a commercial several years ago with a jingle that went something like, “I wanna be like Mike,” that all the little Michael Jordan wannabes used to sing. Little boys who wanted to grow up to be Michael Jordan or at least to be rich, famous and athletically gifted like him. They made layups...
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Sep.07.2011
There was a commercial several years ago with a jingle that went something like, “I wanna be like Mike,” that all the little Michael Jordan wannabes used to sing. Little boys who wanted to grow up to be Michael Jordan or at least to be rich, famous and athletically gifted like him. They made layups...
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Apr.13.2011
I was three years old and asleep in the backseat, so I only know the beginning of this story from what my parents told me.  We were on our way home from visiting family friends in The Dalles, Oregon.  The adults had sat up late playing pinochle, so we were traveling the two hours home in the middle...
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Feb.03.2011
I was 28 years old when my dad suddenly died.  I was devastated!  I had adored him and much of who I was, much of who I am, I attribute to him.  As I worked through my grief in the months following his death, I came to picture my life as a stained glass window made up of multiple pieces of...
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Jun.10.2010
My goal last fall was to be as fit as ever by my 50th birthday. That didn’t happen, but there are so many other aspects about my life that are better than ever. Internally, I am happier, more satisfied with myself and calmer than I was in my younger days. My relationships are more precious – my...
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Apr.14.2010
I love reading. In fact, reading is one of the distractions that gets in the way of my writing. When I have a free moment, I’m often torn between the need to write – creating the raw product, and my love of reading – consuming the finished product. As a little girl, I loved trips to the library. I...
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Nov.26.2008
  Last week we learned that a man we'd known for many years had died in December.  We haven't seen much of him and his wife for the last few years and we knew that he'd been battling cancer for fifteen years, but it was still strange to find out that he had died, and we hadn't even known.  I'm so...
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