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I am not a dog person. Why? Because sometimes I forget to get myself dinner. Because I never walk myself daily. Because I don’t play catch with myself and because I won’t change all that for a dog. That was my opinion anyhow before Canter came to stay.

Don’t think I would have let him in easy--he is a golden retriever, which is to say he is a dog. But it was one of those awkward family favors that at the time was grossly underestimated and which in the end will never be Read more
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She walked in wind blown, struggling with her multi-colored umbrella, wearing her fit to perfection Kelly Green Raincoat. As was her custom, every three weeks, she had her hair done, ate at her favorite Thai restaurant, and indulged in her latest salacious read. And, as seemed was the custom...it was always raining and windy on that day.

Walking into the small eight top establishment in the center of town, she struggled with the wind and rain, trying to preserve her recent blow-out. Safely inside, she spied the sole unoccupied table. A gentleman directly Read more
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The Woman Pioneer versus The Post-Modern Woman


Entrenched in my post-modern womanhood, I began to feel stressed, anxious, and underwhelmed with my life; and wondered if the Pioneer women, ever felt this way.

These women pioneers planned for seasons, sowed, nurtured, and grew their food, spun, sewed, and darned each family member’s one outfit, packed up their trunks with their few belongings, dried what would be rationed provisions in preparation for the Promise of Prosperity in the West. And, off they went for a tumultuous wobbly journey in a covered, unheated/hot, and break-down prone wagon...for Read more
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In 1974 my family loved watching Marlo Thomas on her TV show, That Girl. My mother would always refer to her as 'that darling Marlo Thomas' or by her longer name, 'that darling Marlo Thomas, I just love her'.

We also loved I Dream Of Jeannie and Bewitched. Jeannie had a master who stoppered her into her bottle when she was bad and Samantha wasn't allowed to be her true witch self unless her husband couldn't fix his ad campaign, and then he'd take the credit. These things we accepted without question. For awhile, when Read more
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Fell in love Friday the 13th!
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He said I could leave. After four years of struggling, battles with anorexia, anxiety and pain, the doctor said, "congratulations. You're in control." What had started out as a nuisance (pain in my stomach no matter what I did) had turned into a full blown, out of control whirlwind of pain and fear, consuming me and eating away at me until the latest doctor said, "If you can't fix this, you will die. Soon." So I fixed it, slowly but surely, until finally I was free.
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It started out as a normal day. The high school had its first snow day of the year and I worked the morning shift at my job until four o'clock in the afternoon. The day was pretty uneventful up until I got home. My mom was putting groceries away and I was going into the bathroom to change my clothes when she got a text from my friend Amber. She asked me to check her phone for her and see what Amber said to her, so naturally, I did it. Little did I know, that was the moment that would Read more
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I have been staring at this page for a couple of hours now wondering what I should write about. So many private personal moments come to mind that I would never truly feel comfortable writing down. But how do I choose a moment out of many that have influenced me greatly?
In the blink of an eye, I remembered a moment, actually several moments, that changed my life forever. The moment was my journey through the eyes of a holocaust survivor. At 18 years of age, my mother sent me on the March of Read more
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I have been staring at this page for a couple of hours now wondering what I should write about. So many private personal moments come to mind that I would never truly feel comfortable writing down. But how do I choose a moment out of many that have influenced me greatly?
In the blink of an eye, I remembered a moment, actually several moments, that changed my life forever. The moment was my journey through the eyes of a holocaust survivor. At 18 years of age, my mother sent me on the March of Read more
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July 15, 2011 10:56 p.m. that exact moment that completely changed my life inside out; the one day that will be stuck like Elmer's glue to the back of my hippocampus. A day like this is to me is a date you'll remember when you get married, or the exact moment your first child is born. To give some background to this date, I had family and personal issues that I had with my father, ones I wish never had to happen to a child. Never the less, it was my first time seeing him and my brother in well Read more
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Tomorrowland "Daisy, F3," my son Archer says as we pull into our parking spot. Disneyland’s about to open and we've arrived, just the two of us, our last hoorah before school starts. *** The alarm goes off and I pull the pillow tightly over my head. My husband, Hal, offers to wake the kids so I roll over, fall back asleep until Archer's voice wakes me, this time for good. "Hi, Mommy. It's …
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With Both Hands Whenever I think of my mother, my mind flips to this story. Not to the whole story, but right to the middle of it, the worst moments of it. For me, that's where the story always starts. My mother was beating the hell out of me. The first few blows seemed to come from every direction as I grabbed my nightgown and pulled it over my head, not …
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Reasons to be Thankful By Robert Israel They scraped me off the street, my bicycle in a heap nearby, and ever so gingerly placed me on the gurney. A crowd of curious onlookers watched intently, thankful they were not being loaded onto the ambulance. The nurses at the hospital were calming as nurses are wont to be, and administered an intravenous tube of morphine, and soon everything around me became fuzzy and numb, and the …
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