Monthly Archives: January 2012

In the Trenches

What’s the old saying?  Out of the frying pan, into the fire?  But this time, it’s a good thing. Three months in, I’m finding my niche at our new church home.  I’ve rolled up my sleeves, hitched up my breeches, … Continue reading

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I Wanna Be

I WANNA BE… Unpredictable—like John Malkovich. Smart and funny—like Emma Thompson. A voice to die for–like Alan Rickman. Multi-layered–like Laura Linney. Suddenly the hero—like Jeff Daniels. Brooklyn—like Marisa Tomei. Deep and changeable—like James Woods. Gorgeous and gutsy—like Angelina Jolie. Literary … Continue reading

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Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful “Two”

My house and my mother’s are attached.  19 years and counting.  (Yes, Veteran Readers: for 4 of those years, I was a Momma Sandwich: My mother at one end, mother-in-law at the other.) We both work part time, but we … Continue reading

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If… you finally remembered there’s cottage cheese in the fridge, you should join the millions—who don’t buy cottage cheese. If… your writing muse beats you over the head, and you feel like Peter Pan abused by Tinker Bell—don’t quit your … Continue reading

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Leaving It Better

I keep a tidy ship.  That entails putting things away; leaving an area the way I found it.  Actually, one teacher taught us to leave things better than you found them; e.g., always tidy up the Ladies’ Room; or when … Continue reading

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Dear Friend

Dear Friend: I know this isn’t the way it’s supposed to be done, writing like this.  But it’s the only way I have left.  When I think of talking to you face to face, my thoughts jumble and I’m left … Continue reading

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Plate Spinning

A friend related a story that will likely impact me the rest of my life. At a time when she was juggling and stressing over too many responsibilities, God ordained that she be hear a small-town preacher:  “Do any of … Continue reading

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