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rachel mulder
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hopefullly it's the weather
in the dream i watch the tree fall in slow motion through the roof of the house. slowly, the walls collapse around me and i am pinned beneath the rubble - caught. the scene shifts and out of the sky an avalanche of snow buries me and i can't breathe - trapp...

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leaving
north carolina is my favorite place to leave in the spring. when you leave, if you squint, you can see the blur of faintest green in the trees...and 5 days later, there is a riot of green bursting out. around the lake in 80F today: turtles stacked like dinn...

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your music
the music of life is my daughter's voice over the phone, choking with sobs that she got into the competitive program she so desperately wanted. it's my dog's tail thumping against the edge of the couch and the tinkle of ice in my glass. it's the early sprin...

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the velveteen rabbit
i remember many years ago my mom telling me that she felt like she was "carrying around a bag of gold" all the time... by which she meant (i think) that all the experiences, wisdom, collected reading and thinking that she had done became a part of who she w...

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nutmeg
when she was 8 or 9, i wrote this for meg: i want to tell my daughter that this world does not seem made for sparklers. but rather for smooth bulbs in sockets with carefully measured watts and volts that turn on and off at appropriate times here, the unpred...

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picture this
This is the view from my friend's back deck. That's the rising moon and the greenway bridge.  This is my friend & her daughter with me at the attorney's office, signing the documents that make her a homeowner.  This is what Habitat for Humanity does. This i...

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reality
today i took an inventory of my car: hammock little black dress 4 pairs of shoes 5 various empty cans/bottles mini fridge vacuum cleaner gym bag power strip giant umbrella green bow coat scarf overnight bag 2 boxes of kleenex saltines 2 mugs ball cap yoga b...

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here i am
today is my birthday. it is my first birthday waking up alone with no one to celebrate me since i was born. on the heels of my first single thanksgiving, and facing my first single christmas... well, let's just say i'm feeling a little blue. my daughter thi...

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revelations
sitting at the table this morning eating cereal with vinny & katlyn, referring to himself and me, vinny made the comment, "we are so predictable." you might not believe me, but that is true! it seems very odd to us that so many people are of the opinion tha...

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growing as a person
does learning to enjoy a new liquor count as growing as a person? i vote yes. :) after my arrival at katlyn's and a quick shower, it was quickly determined that a drink or two was needed to kick off the thanksgiving season. now i am not a bourbon drinker by...
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