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Underneath Your Clothes

I never see naked people. I don’t remember when it was that I started keeping my eyes peeled in the hopes of seeing flashers or exposed body parts in public. I became intrigued by the lack of modesty in others, … Continue reading

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Wanderlust Queen

I stay on the run/Let me out/Let me be gone – “Wanderlust King” by Gogol Bordello In January, the restlessness crept into my soul like the tide rolling onto the shore. Once in, there was no turning back and I … Continue reading

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Love’s Not A Competition, But I’m Winning

It all started with a boy named Brian. I was in the fourth grade when we were asked to choose a poem or an excerpt, memorize it and recite it in front of the class. Those identified to be the … Continue reading

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Depths of Despair

This past Saturday, I was flipping through my feed on Facebook and stopped the scroll short when I read some sad news: the actor Jonathan Crombie died. He was only forty-eight years old. If you read that name with a … Continue reading

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Right Field

When you’re nearly six-feet tall, besides the customary “how’s the weather up there” quip, most people assume that you’ve played basketball. When they’re met by your blank stare or the shake of your head, they move on to the next … Continue reading

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California Love

California. The word itself is as smooth as butter, as sweet as honey. It is my Shangri-La. My Bali Hai. Even as a young girl, I thought of California as a unique, special place. Some of my relatives lived there, … Continue reading

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Empire State of Mind

Driving back to Illinois from Maine in the summer of 2012, my heart tugged a little when I saw road signs marking 100 or so miles to New York City. Just one little detour and I’d be there. That’s the … Continue reading

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What The Water Gave Me

In the not so distant past, I had what Oprah would call an “aha moment.” It all stemmed from an unexpected announcement that left me reeling. Hurt and angered by the news, I was bewildered by the injustice of it … Continue reading

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15 Stitches and a Headache

As most things do, it started with an idea. The idea grew into the purchase of a book and then an invitation. My friend Crystal had been crocheting since she was a kid and thought it would be fun for … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Back in Anger

The sun had been shining brilliantly all day. In an instant, its bright rays vanished, devoured by the dark clouds approaching from the distance with a menacing vengeance. Swallowed by the storm, the sun didn’t have a chance. The storm … Continue reading

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