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Jamaica

You went a little mad in Jamaica. When your friends dragged you to the beach party you saw him standing at the edge of the crowd, skin like melted chocolate, hair like snakes hanging down past his shoulders. Too gorgeous … Continue reading

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On Love (or Happy New Year – in August!)

Note: while editing my memoir – or avoiding it – I was scrolling through blogs I’d written.  I wrote this one on New Years and somehow neglected to post it.  Better late than never, right!  Happy New Year, friends! Love, … Continue reading

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AN IMPROMPTU TRIP TO BELGRADE

I am often perceived by others as being braver than I really am. Yes, people know that I travel and explore new places. What they don’t know is that I am always afraid I’ve left something out, something behind, something … Continue reading

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ODE TO THE MORTGAGE PROCESS (with apologies to Dr. Suess)

(author’s note:  this poem was originally written when I bought a house in 2010 as a response to the loan approval process.  I am finding that the sentiment still holds true today, as I go through this arduous process yet … Continue reading

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The Writing Life

I haven’t felt this way in so long.  I’m trembling. I’m dizzy. I’m ignoring my friends, not walking my pleading dog. My stomach is in knots .I forgot to eat all day. The hours have passed and I have not … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Ready Set Go….

It’s like running a marathon but never finishing.  I have attempted NaNoWriMo a few times, but I have never “won”.  National Novel Writing Month means one sits down on November 1st with a blank screen or notebook and systematically proceeds … Continue reading

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Riding Scooters in Vietnam: A Metaphor for Learning to Trust

  My travels through Thailand, Laos, and now Vietnam have opened me up to more of the world.  To new experiences, fresh beauty, wonderful new foods, and new fears as well.  I have eaten crickets, laid my head on a … Continue reading

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