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a believer

a believer

I'm a believer. A believer in many things. I believe in keeping your mind and heart open. I believe science does not contradict faith. I believe in...
only fourteen

only fourteen

Today was a busy day. A day I concluded at 3:30 with a meeting...and then came home 2 hours later to wrap up in a blanket and close my eyes. It's t...
the small game

the small game

Mags: "GET OFF YOUR PHONE!"Me: Margaret! Do not yell at people in their cars. You never know who's crazy.Mags: Oh please. He was 16. Me: 16 year ol...
godspeed, little pug

godspeed, little pug

There is something that happened yesterday. And it was all me. And I am still laughing about it at oh-five hundred hours this morning. You see, in ...
Faking Normal

Faking Normal

This book. I have such a love/hate relationship with it. In my mind it exists as a poor testament to the person I hope to be. It's pretty sarcastic...
away with the manger

away with the manger

I think too few people know how hilarious my coworkers are. And truly, I can't remember a place I have worked where I have not found beautiful frie...
the luxury of remembering

the luxury of remembering

Years ago, three of us found ourselves at Mid Rivers Mall: my mom, Maggie, and me. As is often the case, my mom and Maggie had been doing most of t...
well with my soul

well with my soul

Silence. It is breathable.  Fluid.  It is malleable.  And it has not been mine.  The slam of doors, the cough in the other room.  The question on a...
loved as much as you are

loved as much as you are

I do not want to sound too schmaltzey, but aren't there just some moments that stop you right there in your tracks?Complaining about going back to ...
to be needed first

to be needed first

     Tonight as I scrape myself up from the shreds of holiday bliss and planning and cleaning and clearing, I have a back that still reminds me of ...
she became

she became

This is my favorite new picture for so many reasons beyond it's charming but obvious poor quality. I mean...the shades of orange are priceless, but...
a message received

a message received

In my second grade classroom we talk a lot about small moment stories. That a story can be anywhere. And I frequently tell them my own small moment...