an open letter

Dear Lady in the Sable-Brown Tahoe, We spent a little time on the road together today.  You were driving behind me.  You got frustrated when you realised that getting closer to my back bumper wouldn’t make me go any...

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self-esteem boost

It would be nice if we could each rely on and trust our own sense of self-esteem: if we could look in the mirror and see the beautiful individual reflected there, a person with physical characteristics and a rich history, gifts...

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what does green mean to you?

Excuse me while I get up on my soapbox. *writer clambers up, stumbles a little, catches her skirt on the edge, stands up and looks around, wonders if anyone saw how awkward that was, wonders if anyone is listening* With a...

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baby, you can drive my car

(About a week ago.) “Remember when going 25 freaked me out?” “Yes,” I answer, recalling Kristina’s first miles behind the wheel, her body rigid with concentration. Her voice snaps me back to the...

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thankful the 80s are over

On the way to school this morning, a blast from the past played on the radio. We were listening to Air Supply Journey. (I know, right?) I changed it quickly, and then changed it back. I explained how this was truly awful music...

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the sound of music

“Don’t touch that dial!” Kristina barks as I reach out to press another one of the pre-selected radio station buttons.  ” That’s Coldplay.” “Oh,” I say.  “I didn’t...

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