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Two Bitches – Fear and Panic

“I expect great results.” The charming and jovial doctor sat across from us and smiled. “Everyone I have treated in your shoes has responded positively.” “And how long have you been a doctor?” My husband smiled sheepishly but also, yes, let’s get a read on the extent of “everybody.” Good question, Babe. The doctor looked […]

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Bells, Sheep and Sunsets

We have been home from Europe for almost a month. It is beginning to feel like a dream and that scares me. I seldom dream. And even less often, I remember what I dream. So some of the next blogs are going to be the retelling of a dream. In hopes that I don’t forget. […]

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Two Sides

At some point or other, we all experience change. But change wears many masks. Like the two faces of the theatre. Comedy and tragedy. There’s the category we call good. Falling in love. Winning the lottery. And then there’s the bad. Sickness. Losing money in the stock market. We grow up believing that the two […]

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The Invisible Blue Line

There isn’t a gold star pinned to my chest or a gun at my hip. I don’t carry handcuffs with me (although I have thought about it. Having three kids and all.) No one has ever died in my arms. I have never had to pick up a detached limb off the freeway. But, I […]

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The “R” Word

There are many words over the course of a lifetime that are monumental. Marriage. Children. Moving. I’ve done all of those. Some more than once. And true to form, each time was monumental. My life changed forever. I remember. Right after I graduated from high school, I chose to live in Central America for nine […]

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Decisions, decisions, decisions

This is an actual sign in the middle of Nevada. My husband stumbled upon this photo that he took on one of our camping trips. He suggested I write a blog post on it. “Yeah. That’d be cool.” Feigned enthusiasm. “You could write about choices,” he says. “Yeah. That’d be cool.” More feigned enthusiasm. In […]

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L.E.G.S.

  Marriage is like a horse.   The potential strength and power of the relationship are dependent on limbs that are easily damaged. In my last blog, I posed a challenge. What names would you give the four supports of marriage? In presenting that question, I gave myself a great deal to think about. How […]

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Marriage is like a Horse

  Marriage is like a horse. Some days, marriage is like a horse’s rear end. But let’s focus on the big picture. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been enthralled with the giant creatures. They are powerful and graceful. Fast and stately. Their ability to move their bulk with speed and elegance […]

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Pizza and mashed potatoes

  I have never been one to get excited about a smorgasbord. My children, on the other hand, get ecstatic. Macaroni and cheese with a side of pizza and another side of jello. A second trip for a plate full of fried chicken and more jello. And finally, a third trip for the mashed potatoes […]

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Badges? Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!

I am so jealous of the Girl Scouts. And not for the reasons you might think. Sure they have the “Thin Mints” and the “Samoas” and the “Lemonades.” All pure genius. But those aren’t covet inducing. I see the Girl Scouts and the thing I want most is the vest. Think about it. Haven’t you […]

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