Tag Archives: memoir

Chronically Awkwards Anonymous

I’ve finally given up all hope that I’ll someday be naturally graceful or at least gifted with the wisdom to know when to shut up. Continue reading

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Angry Stranger’s Gift

She was sure lazy employees hadn’t stocked the shelves. She insisted on seeing the manager, who wasn’t there. She. Wouldn’t. Leave. Continue reading

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Poetry’s Origin Story or Why Drink Skáldskapar Mjaðar

Want to sip some Mead of Poetic Inspiration? You might want to know how it came to be. Continue reading

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Free Range Chickens & Free Range Learning

“Don’t help, Mom,” Claire says as I go to pick up the three-day-old chick. So I watch instead. It’s peeping helplessly at the side of the ramp leading up to the chicken coop. The mother hen and her other chicks … Continue reading

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Living Beyond Boundaries Thanks To Dad

My father never let on that the ride that night was dangerous. Continue reading

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Idleness Is Not The Devil’s Workshop

I should have listened when he said, “You’re not going to stand on that are you?” Continue reading

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Interrogation Tips

I was pretty sure Bad Haircut Fairy hadn’t visited in the night, but my daughter wouldn’t confess to cutting her own hair. Interrogation time. Continue reading

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Leaving Little Love Letters

A simple note is a tangible expression unlike any other. Continue reading

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Dreaming of Halos

Is the juncture of small human reality and larger Truth a kind of creative force? Continue reading

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It’s About Reading For Pleasure

Raising avid readers means putting pleasure first. Continue reading

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