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GOODBYE, 2016, AND DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU IN THE ASS

OMG, 2016 was a Hellacious year. My head is still spinning.  We lost Bowie, Prince, and Alan Rickman in one fell swoop. My mentor had her house burglarized and her possessions and money from a safe stolen. On a personal … Continue reading

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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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We Need to Talk – About Gun Control

In the wake of the shooting in Roseburg Oregon, the panic set in again. It’s a real feeling for me, not paranoia. I work in a school. Sure, I could be shot by one of these random gunmen in a … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2014

As 2013 comes to a close and 2014 begins, I recognize and acknowledge last year for what it was: a year of preparation.  At this time last year, I went on a mountain retreat to the beautiful Shambhala Mountain Center.  … Continue reading

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Where the Hell is Spring?

I must confess, I am ready for spring.  It’s May. It’s snowing. I grew up here, surely I should remember (from 40 years ago, and not counting any effects of global warming.?)  I turned my outdoor water on a few weeks … Continue reading

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Airplanes, Stars, and Wishes

“Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?  I could really use a wish right now…” I don’t understand how flight works.  Birds I get.  They’re little, they have feathers and broad wings, which they … Continue reading

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Finding Peace at Christmas Time

‘Tis the season to think back on the closing year; to reflect on the things that happened, the people who touched our lives, and to begin to plan for the upcoming year. As John Lennon sang, “And so this is … Continue reading

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