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The Honeymooners

May 2, 2012

“What do people without children do on the weekends?” Seth asks. His legs are extending over the ottoman. “I have no idea.” It’s been one week since our spontaneous back yard wedding and we still have the honeymoon glow. We’re both so happy, in spite of a few external forces that have presented themselves–a change […]

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On healing a broken heart.

December 11, 2011

The auditorium is full. We have all been called here for a special event, an hour assembly featuring a guest speaker. A woman walked onto the stage with a man. The two were here to tell us about sex, or I should say – to tell us why we shouldn’t have sex. After the man […]

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Romance vs. Love: What’s the difference?

November 23, 2011

I always pick books up, read a chapter or two, set them down for weeks and then pick them back up later to read a few more. If you recall a few posts back I recommended Gloria Steinem’s Revolution from Within. And as usual, I then didn’t finish it… but a few nights ago I […]

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A lesson in love

October 12, 2011

My father and I were folding laundry, the piles were up to our knees. It had been a particularly rough week in our house. There were six of us after all and my mother and he had been fighting about something. I can’t remember what, most likely something to do with the logistics of raising […]

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Love and rear view mirrors.

April 9, 2011

The rear view mirror on my car fell off four weeks ago. I didn’t think much of it, and dismissed the mirror’s unfortunate demise as a random twist of fate and yet another thing I would have to add to my to-do list. At first, it felt uncomfortable, not being able to see what was […]

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A line of b.s.

February 28, 2011

I have a confession. When I am single. (And sometimes when I’m in a relationship). I check the Craigslist Personals. I’m not sure why. I have never, ever found a listing that even remotely appeals to me. And yet, I go back. I think it’s because the Craigslist Personals terrify me and totally crack me […]

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No book, wedding plans and co-habitiation.

November 8, 2010

There will be no book after all. I pulled the plug on the book project after feeling as if I was being pushed down a path that wasn’t right for the book. Most of the details I’ll spare you from – but, I have learned a few very valuable lessons. The first is that I […]

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Trips and Titles

October 24, 2010

I spent the last half of the week in Chicago on a business trip. John Bear was there as well for a conference. We found an hour for dinner and site seeing. The bean is a lot cooler than it seems in pictures. But not nearly as cool as my aunt Terri and uncle Larry. […]

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8 Days

September 12, 2010

Eight days of semi-single momdom left. I know I’m not entirely a single mom anymore, having a man around and all. A deeply considerate and helpful man at that. But still, in eight days that door will be permanently shut, right now it’s swinging back and forth a bit and there’s a crack of light […]

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Something Missing

August 28, 2010

I have lost myself again. I am 10 pages deep into a journal from the 11th grade. I snap out of my self-induced memory trip, thank the cosmos for letting me survive high school, and stuff the journal tightly into the box. It fits perfectly next to the picture of my sister and I in […]

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