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Towards the Glow

Deep in the darkness, beyond twilight and hours from the ease of day over the horizon, night looms long and heavy. Trees stretch out high towards the midnight canopy, faint towers of white, branches tangling, clacking in the breeze. A … Continue reading

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A Year Lived

2013 was a year unlike any other for me. I lived and loved more than I ever have, and alternately, I lost more than I ever have. Yes, I lost security and innocence and my first baby. I lost the … Continue reading

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A Creature Is Stirring or Declaring ‘Pregnancy’

The Christmas season is upon us, and the glorious break from work draws near. I wash my hands excessively, trying unsuccessfully to fend off the colds and flus and booger jambalayas of Kindergarten. Straighten dresses, fix hairbands, wipe faces. Line … Continue reading

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Sometimes There’s Cake

Sometimes,  lunch breaks are better than others. Let’s face it, sometimes there’s cake in the staffroom. Who doesn’t need a sliver of cake with a slab of sugary icing to get them back in the game for three more hours … Continue reading

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Grief Met Grief

Today I ran into an old friend. Some years ago, she and I worked together at a residential facility for adults with disabilities, she trained me when I started and we formed a connection. I was drawn to her wonderful … Continue reading

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Pregnant Pauses

Tonight I attended my first library board meeting (oh, yeah, I am PRETTY cool) since the end of May. It was at that last meeting that our librarian snuck up to me and scolded me for not telling her I … Continue reading

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Hold Fast

Hold Fast On uneven ground I stand with hopes tight in my hand and I string them up on branches in the wind I hold fast to dreams tonight and clutch my wishes tight and unfurl my hands to let … Continue reading

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