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The Last Chick Flies…

Here’s the HuffPo piece… for those of you who let me know that you don’t want to go over there. You can’t say I’m not accommodating. It’s been almost three weeks since I left my youngest child at college. Given … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Mother… After 25 Years As a Mom

It’s that “Empty Nest” issue again- rearing it’s head like a unflattering shadow that you can’t shake. You notice that it doesn’t look the way you want or think it should: following you around looking chubbier, not standing up as … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: Out Into the World, She Boldly Walks…

And sot it continues…. forgot to link up, and lost a day! My dear Friday Fictioneer friends, I’ve missed this so much! I took off last minute to Israel, to see my daughter and help her move. She is expecting … Continue reading

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Graduation Day… or, On Becoming a Lobster

Little Man, stepping off into a big, bright future. On June 7, 2014 my youngest child, Little Man, walked across the stage at a local college gymnasium and got his high school diploma. As it was when his older sister … Continue reading

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I May Be Lame, and Clueless, and Demanding… But You Still Came Out of My Vagina (and other ugly truths)

Here I am, circling the drain again– banging my head against the same old wall– built with bricks of crumbling self-esteem, and topped with barbed-wire of razor-sharp self-loathing and remorse. On the heels of a stellar summer of travel and … Continue reading

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525,949 Minutes… How Do You Measure, Measure the Time With Your Boy?

*So, for the record, there are actually 535,949 minutes in a year, but presumably that’s a lot harder to sing. “Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes Five hundred twenty five thousand moments so dear Five hundred twenty five … Continue reading

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Gray on Gray…

I am sitting at a beautiful Inn on an island in the San Juan Islands. It’s as magical and beautiful, as that sounds. At a writer’s retreat for the weekend, I’ve had trouble writing– lulled by the stunning beauty around … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge, Foreshadow

I haven’t done the weekly photo challenge before, but each week as I look through others’ work, I think: I should do one too. When I saw Foreshadow, I new immediately which photo I would use. Right after my daughter’s … Continue reading

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So Your Kid is Graduating From High School… Listen Up.

So your child is graduating from High School? Mazel! Congratulations! Bravo! Way to go: parent and graduate! Graduation from High School is a big deal. It really is. But it’s taken me a few rounds to really appreciate that. I … Continue reading

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Whose Nest is Empty Anyway?

 Warning:  This may not be palatable for certain college age offspring, of say, mine.  While not intended to be a lecture… it might have become one along the way.  Read with caution, but know that I mean it. This year … Continue reading

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