Be a Camellia

Last month, my oldest friend Kathryn said goodbye to her mother. It was a hard goodbye after weeks of hospitals, frustration, and medical shortcomings, and Kathryn and her father will be dealing with the raw scar of pain for a very long time. Andrea Hickman White was an honest to goodness force of nature. She was married for more than fifty years to her high school sweetheart, Ken. She loved her...
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Good Night, Good Dog

Today was pretty much the Mondayest Monday in the history of Mondays. Today, we put our thirteen-year-old Brittany, Jester, down. Mr. Man and I put a lot of research into choosing what would be our family dog after having lived with Jack, pretty much the perfect cocker spaniel. We wanted something a little bigger, with a similar happy disposition, good looks, smarts, and just a bit different...
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Sunday Soundtrack: Jump

I love this song. If you’re ever completely flat and need motivation, let Madonna kick you into...
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Coming Out of the Dark

Happy New Year, everyone! After the trash fire that was 2017, I think most of us are looking for change, if not outright reinvention. It’s been interesting to read up on people’s resolutions. I have some writer friends who are focusing on the positive in the world (we all could use more of that). Other friends are beginning new reading challenges. It seems most everyone I know has...
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Sunday Soundtrack: “Just Do You”

Happy New Year! 2016 took a chunk out of a bunch of folks, me included. Looking forward to making positive changes in myself and for others in 2017. This song, one of my favorites by India.Arie, pretty much says it all. Be...
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