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A Letter to My Children — Kerry – 3/21/2016

A Letter to My Children March 21, 2016 Dear Children, I wasn’t always as boring as you perceive me. I notice your rolled eyes and patronization. I suppose to you I am a doddering fool whose grasp of these modern … Continue reading

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Tripping in My Sleep — Elaina – 12/31/2015

Tripping in My Sleep December 31, 2015 The brain is a wild and mysterious thing. Yesterday morning as I struggled to wake up, I lay in that quasi sleep state where you know you’re sleeping and dreaming, but you’re also … Continue reading

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Bucket List – Kerry – 7/7/15

Bucket List July 7, 2015 Dear Kerry, After we defeated a level on his video game, my five-year-old jumped up and down, thrilled. “Woo hoo Mom!” He high-fived me. “I can check something off my bucket list.” The phrase took … Continue reading

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Fly A Kite – Kerry – 6/1/15

Fly a Kite 1 June, 2015 Dear Kerry, When I was a kid, I wanted to try my hand at kite flying. Nobody bought one for me, so I made them from paper and Popsicle sticks. Too heavy to fly, … Continue reading

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Forget-Me-Nots- Mary – 4/25/15

Forget-Me-Nots April 18, 2015 Dear M, You believe in marriage, preferably one that lasts a lifetime. Your mom and dad were together for forty-five years until she died. You’ve always dreamed of having a marriage like that and having five … Continue reading

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Dressing Up – Kerry – 4/20/15

Dressing Up 20 April, 2015 Dear Kerry, Sarah has a formal dance to attend. She loves the idea of looking like a princess, gown sweeping the ground as she glides across the parquet floor. We study her teen magazines and … Continue reading

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End of an Era – Mary- 4/18/15

End of an Era April 18, 2015 Dear M, Change is hard. You are struggling with the knowledge that your family is selling the land, the land that has been part of your family’s history going back to your Grandpa’s … Continue reading

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Jennifer 1/14/15 Personal Power

Personal Power 1/14/2015 Dear Jennifer, After the hubbub dies down, you are once again a mother. A dream come true. Every wish you’ve wished for the last four years, every sacrifice you’ve made, all to assume this mantle of responsibility. … Continue reading

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Guest: Heather Heyns 1/4/15 Treehouses

This week’s guest writer is Heather Heyns.  Heather was born and raised in the deserts of Southern California. She refuses to own hamsters after the first one hung itself, and her next set ate each other in a Survivor style … Continue reading

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Colleen 10/24/2014 – Published Yet?

24 October 2014 Dear Colleen, This week reminded you of how acutely you feel the strain of not being able to say that you’re published. You tried to open an Amazon author page, but since you’re in three large anthologies … Continue reading

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