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LIFE STAGES: WHEN KITTY IS GONE

A home is never so empty as when one has lost a beloved cat. Even if there are other pets still present, chances are they feel the loss as well. If kitty went peacefully, there will be empty beds, forsaken … Continue reading

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FREE-WRITING

  I always write out my blogs before I post them, but TODAY IS THE EXCEPTION. I’ve tried putting the significance of today out of my mind, concentrating on my participation in the Women’s March tomorrow as a stand I … Continue reading

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IS IT ENOUGH? a poem

  In this frenzied, challenged world Is it enough to watch a sparrow flit through the black gnarled branches of a plum tree? To delight in the scent of rain? To feel the autumn sun on my aging face? Is … Continue reading

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LIFE STAGES: LIFE AFTER KITTY’S LOSS

People usually come out of the loss of a beloved pet with 1 of 3 basic thoughts: I never want to feel that pain again! Some cat moms and dads swear off adoption because they literally cannot bear the idea … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M WATCHING: MURDER SHE WROTE

MURDER SHE WROTE Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (1984–1996) Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters. The series aired for 12 … Continue reading

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ANXIETY IN PARADISE

  The ocean pounds the shore, a peaceful noise. The air is warm, perfect. Birds sing, the coor of a dove. I have no place to be, no time constraint, nothing on my agenda, yet I am anxious. It is … Continue reading

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2016 – NEW ROAD

January 1 has dawned bright and sunlit in Portland, cold and beautiful as marble, but now it seems late to run through the record of 2015. I’ve already changed the calendars. Some things stand out, however, as I think back … Continue reading

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THE GREAT AMERICAN CHRISTMAS

I am not good at Christmas. Months before December 25th, I’m plagued with stress – little wiggle worms in my brain saying got to find the perfect gift. There is a lot to do this time of year: decorate the … Continue reading

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I AM NOT A WRITER

Here is a poem I wrote at work, proving that I am, in fact, a writer after all.   I am not a writer. I’m a records scanner for a large medical group. I hear it in the mind-numbing whir … Continue reading

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I AM ROBIN WILLIAMS

There is a place in the human psyche that is so dark, so despairing that to live for even a few seconds becomes intolerable. I have been there, and the only thing that anchored me to this world was my … Continue reading

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