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On Migraines and Laughter
OK folks, I come roaring back to the blogging world with two things. Thing one : Yesterday, I got a migraine.  The kind that makes you weep and call for your mommy when you're pushing 50.  The kind that makes decapitation seem like a viable option.  The kin...
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I Came From a Dry Creek Bed
my beloved creek, captured on a rainy spring day in 2012 My sister and her family recently bought a house.  They moved in this past weekend, just in time for Thanksgiving 2015.  It must be a thing our family does: exactly forty years ago, my family moved at...
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Kelly Corrigan, on illness
Kelly Corrigan has done it again: written something that resonates loudly and beautifully. Take a moment to click through and read what she has to say about illness and what it wants from us.  She has indeed made herself useful with her words: Click here to...
Kelly Corrigan has done it again: written something that resonates loudly and beautifully. Take a moment to click through and read what she has to say about illness and what it wants from us.  She has indeed made herself usef...
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That Omelet Doesn't Threaten Me
A Tip for Mothers. Or Fathers. Or People. This is a public service announcement.  Probably kind of a long one.  But here it goes: At least a year ago, a mom I know told me a story about the day her teenage son made himself an omelet.  She told the story to ...
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Mark your calendar for Oct. 21, 2015 for the 2nd Annual Evening with Envision!  A truly fun event featuring fabulous food and drink from Yoshi's, great jazz, an auction, and voices of Envision students.  Help us make a difference in these students' lives!
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On Migraines and Laughter
OK folks, I come roaring back to the blogging world with two things. Thing one : Yesterday, I got a migraine.  The kind that makes you weep and call for your mommy when you're pushing 50.  The kind that makes decapitation seem like a viable option.  The kin...
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Cupcake Dreams, Redux
In honor of this child's 9th birthday, I am reposting this gem, which, I must confess, I never tire of listening to.  Don't think I ever will. * * *   I want to be a kid again.  I want to tell stories the way my youngest daughter does.  I want to dream abou...
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Cheapest, Best School Lunch EVER
Isn't it the greatest thing ever when you screw something up and have to settle for a really lame Plan B, only to be rewarded by a super awesome unforeseen consequence that basically makes you look brilliant? That happened to me today! Yay! We just came thr...
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A Back To School Tip From an Expert
With five kids in the house, back to school shopping is a gargantuan undertaking.  (Bet that's the sole reason the Duggar's homeschool: phooey on that conservative Christian ideology -- she just doesn't want to weigh the pros and cons of glue stick packs.) ...
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Broken Down Basket
Today's post is courtesy of Literary Mama, who posted the following prompt on their Facebook page this morning: Free write about something that is special to you and no one else. Funny that as I was showering and dressing and getting my coffee, as I mulled ...
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Dirty Laundry.  Written in 2010.  Might be the same pile.
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