Middle School

Tonight, I take my daughter to her middle school orientation. I have waited for these years my entire life.  When I imagined having a child (or children), I always imagined them this age.  Heading into their teen years, ready to rage with them through hormones and major life decisions and fears and triumphs.  I couldn't …

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Happiness Is…

If you've read anything from my other blogs (linked in my first blog post), you know that periodically, I like to make lists of joy. That's exactly how I think of them - little reminder lists of all the things that have been creating joy in my life. I do it for the sole reason …

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My Dad

I wrote this piece a year ago.  It was a couple of days after I learned that my father had committed suicide. Dear Dad - I'm writing this letter that you'll never get because I learned this afternoon that you died. You died. I still haven't been able to wrap my mind around that. I'm …

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