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First Day of High School, French Kisses and Thimbles

I have a fourteen-year-old son. Today he starts high school. These two sentences blow my mind into the kind of oblivion that's hard to stumble back from. I needed to go back in time, you see. I needed to remember where I was all those years ago when I started high school. Most days I… Continue reading First Day of High School, French Kisses and Thimbles

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Refine…and Enough-ness

March second today. Holy balls. I woke up and immediately started to hiccup. Like, deep-lift-your-whole-diaphragm-up kinda hiccups. Not sure what that means...except that maybe I need to remember to breathe more. The hiccups lasted for about fifteen minutes. After I got dressed, tidied my mouth and face, and laid out my work for the day,… Continue reading Refine…and Enough-ness

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Small but valuable.

"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, valuable but small. Sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it or because I haven't been brave? How much of what I feel reminds me of what I read in a book...when...shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't… Continue reading Small but valuable.

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Gertrude’s Writing Room – Fall Workshops Announced & An Update

Hello friends! I hope this post finds you well. Have you had to dig out your socks and sweaters and scarves yet? I'll admit I have socks on right now! Sheesh. And, I wore boots today! Ack! Fall is definitely here. Acceptance is pending. If you need a hug to warm the chill...Come on by! I've… Continue reading Gertrude’s Writing Room – Fall Workshops Announced & An Update

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My Fortieth Year and A Dream Inventory

FORTY IS HOT & COOKIN' WITH DREAMS. I'm in my fortieth year of life, and although I always told myself to not make a big deal about this when it came, I can't stop myself from thinking about it at least once a day. It's like knowing there's chocolate in the house, and no matter… Continue reading My Fortieth Year and A Dream Inventory