one of twelve

I am ready for January to be done. Not because it was a hard month, although in some ways it was. Not because I am eager for what is to come in February, although I totally am. Not because I don’t like this month’s...

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less, but in no way lesser

This year did not go as expected. Few do, I’ve found, but this one went off the rails right around Memorial Day. It was a tough haul to get things back on track. That happened about the first week in December, and then it...

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apart and close

To be apart from a loved one, yet feel close to them – defying the distance – is a blessing that offers comfort and contentment. To be close to the beloved, yet feel apart and separate – across a chasm of...

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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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