we’re ready

It’s time. The crate has been empty long enough. The leash has hung limp long enough. We’re ready for a new dog to come home to us. Last summer and fall, when the grief over losing Kaylah was overshadowed by my...

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word of the new(ish) year

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, ‘Grow, grow.’ ~The Talmud I chose one little word again. Or it chose me. Other years I have wondered and wrestled with the word, dallied over the...

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turning the page at last

And then, without much fanfare at all, that was the end of the Year of Perpetual Suck. One of the things that surprised me most about 2012 was how many people had a truly, spectacularly awful year. As a calendar year, it kind of...

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the dog who has to be in front

When Kristina was homeschooled, she loved the idea of a school bus. It was, I think, the one thing she missed about attending regular school. Later, when we moved and she attended a magnet program at a district middle school, she...

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the things that sustain us

After five months of being ill, and two surgeries, I am on the other side. I am recovering. I am healing. I am building up my strength. I am a MAGIC HEALING PERSON. Or so one of my surgeons tells me. (I like him.) There were...

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one fourth of a country song

Over the weekend, I was at World Domination Summit, something I had looked forward to for a year, since I learned of the inaugural event, something I was committed to since I purchased tickets in the first wave last...

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