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Jennifer Neff
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4:00am and Insomia
I don't know why I need to pee every night at 4 in the morning. Maybe years of tending bar until close, winding down after work, second-shift factory jobs, studying at the last minute in college, or cleaning up middle-of-the-night kid vomit messed me up. Ma...
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Don't actually touch me
I love you all as humans. Our fellowship and friendship, the whole idea that we are one sperm in a million that happened to come into being, and exist at this point in time on this planet together...it all gives me reason to love you. But, if you don't mind...
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Being "Poor"
About this time of year, back in 1998, I found myself living in an old house on Old St. Louis Road here in Jefferson City. The house, originally a chicken coupe, had been renovated to accommodate a small family back in perhaps the 1930s or 1940s, but no one...
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From the plaster corners of the house where the ceiling meets the wall seeps a tiny breeze of dry, chill air. I can feel it gently flowing down the walls and windows to pool like water around my bare feet. It oozes across the hardwood floors like a ghost. M...
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Thanks for understanding!
Dear people of the world: I'm writing this letter to formally thank you for your patience and understanding. I will provide some examples of those who's thoughtfulness and incredible tolerance have made life much easier, but this is by no means an exhaustiv...
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The Basics of Getting Dressed
A formal analysis of what I wear, by hierarchy: My wedding (I just had my mom do most of it) Prom (I again had my mom do most of it) Church on Easter (I mostly got this one) General weddings and funerals (I ask my mom) Church in general (God doesn't care) A...
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Chilling out in the Summer
When you're a mother of small children, you go outside with them in the 90+ degree summer and get sweaty and stinky and dirty. If you're staying home for days on end to repeat the process, it's okay to just throw on a hat, some deodorant, and get sweatier, ...
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Better Than Death
On my list of "Things To Do" is to make another list of things "Better Than Death". It seems appropriate at this time of year to reflect on things for which we are grateful, and at the risk of being morbid, sometimes gaining perspective can aid our apprecia...
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Big Trucks and Little Crosses
As I sat in the car line, waiting listlessly to pick up my eldest from school, my eyes rested on a little bungalow across the street. As I again, for the 100th time, agreed with my toddler's backseat announcements about seeing "a big truck", I could feel my...
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