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Nov 17

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When it is freely given, it is so sweet

We got her from a neighbor who was leaving and couldn’t keep her. She was quiet. She didn’t bite. Three weeks pass. She settles into our space and our patterns. When we take her out of her cage, she tentatively finds a comfortable spot behind a pillow or under a blanket. Two months in. She is very […]

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smiling kid

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Apr 17

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I so mart

My dad has a yellow binder of mostly handwritten notes about funny things my siblings and I said as kids. That binder is probably one of our most prized possessions, but not because of the binder itself. The experience of going through it together brings us back to the moment that was cherished enough to be remembered. […]

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May 15

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New chapter, new season

For as long as I can remember, I have not enjoyed goodbyes. I’ve sometimes tried to make them easier by saying, “See you later” instead, but there are times that this is just not true. There are some people and places that I will never see again.  In a past apartment, I had a favorite tree. Seeing it as I […]

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Jan 15

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She was pointing with her middle finger

Last week, a friend of mine shared some stories with me about when she was young and moved to the states. She joked about being intrigued by the pencil sharpeners and confused by the Pledge of Allegiance, (both which seem commonplace to me having grown up in this country). As time passed, she began to […]

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Mar 13

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How to fight fair.

I think it is WAY easier to want to throw stuff, storm out, or pout over some yummy dark chocolate in the heat of a fight.  But if my goal is to grow as a person and grow closer to those I love, those strategies don’t serve me so well. (I may be right, but […]

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