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Good Mornings

By on September 8, 2014

Before the cars start zipping by at such a pace and before the sound of people walking the street outside my window and chatting hurriedly about what I’m sure are important things fills my ears, there is the sound of birds. My eyes open and through the glass door I see darkness, but not real […]

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blessings | photos | writing

Life Textures

By on May 13, 2014

It would be easy to say as things get older they automatically go towards entropy like moths to a flame in the witching hour. But the truth is, the easy answer isn’t always the true answer and where entropy is falling a little closer towards chaos and disorder every moment, we actually keep following along […]

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blessings | friends | photos

Marci and Delaney

By on May 9, 2014

I had the good fortune to spend the afternoon with Marci and her two lovely daughters plus a group of the nicest women you’ve ever met a few weeks back. (Fun fact – I actually realized I knew some of them from years ago and it was so nice to see them again!) Marci’s friends […]

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blessings | kids | photos

Alexandra, 21

By on October 25, 2011

You’ll find this shocking, but Alex used to be 13, 14, 15, then 16, and 18. Now she is a ripe, old 21, a junior in college and graduating early, dating a guy named Ryan, who we happen to love, and really coming into her own.

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blessings | family | health | lupus | mental health | that joe


By on May 12, 2011

Today was a low day. A very low day. In another life, today would have been the day I decided things were too hard to bear and so bleak I’d never see the blue skies again. I would have left my OBGYN results appointment (from the same woman who raked me internally) knowing she wants […]

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Fin 2010

By on December 20, 2010

This past year has turned out to be quite something, no? Here is the family on Thanksgiving Day. Joe’s wonderful mom Phyllis made a graceful adieu in October. You could not have asked for a better mother-in-law or friend. We spent much of 2010 initially getting to know each other and eventually sharing inside jokes. […]

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blessings | family | friends | mental health

Humongous Thank You

By on September 3, 2010

Friends, I can’t express how much your notes, emails, texts, messages, love, support and prayers have meant to me this past week. Joe printed everything out and brought them to me in the hospital. Every night it was like a surge of encouragement to work hard and keep going. My meds are still being fine-tuned. […]

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Short Update

By on July 31, 2010

We went to San Diego for a vacation. We have family and good friends there along with beaches and so many things we love. It was a wonderful trip. Everything went smashingly. We were lazy and slept and read and relaxed and drank gin and beer and ate wonderful food. I’m almost afraid to talk […]

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blessings | in the car | kids | photos

Apron Strings

By on June 30, 2009

“I’ll be back at Thanksgiving and I know it’s Dad’s holiday but I’ll come see you, too!” She spritzes herself with girl smells, maybe something fruity?, and checks her lip gloss in the visor mirror, then snaps it shut, shoves it back in place and turns her 100 watt smile at me. “Don’t worry!” she […]

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blessings | hard!! | mental health

Now Shhhh

By on May 1, 2009

“Now shhhhhhhh,” she says, “you’ve said it all once and now you’re repeating yourself. It’s time to listen to someone with some age on her bones.” I tried to stop the pointless murmuring coming from my lips and tune into her voice. The phone was slippery against my wet cheek and I pushed it closer […]

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