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To Spit or Swallow – Elaina Portugal – November 27th, 2018

  To Spit or Swallow? – Elaina Portugal- November 27th, 2018   I scurried through Dollar General looking for ant bait, scratching at every imagined itch. The pesky little buggers had formed a conga line from the base of my … Continue reading

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A Band-Aid for the Healthcare Hemorrhage — Lauren Gregory – 3/8/2017

A Band-Aid for the Healthcare Hemorrhage March 8, 2017 Whether we like it or not, we’re in the process of radically changing our healthcare access in America. The House GOP has launched its bill for replacement of the ACA, and … Continue reading

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On Writing a Will – Kerry- 2/07/17

February 11th, 2017 On Writing a Will – Kerry E.B. Black Dear Reader Although it will sound like an oxymoron, I discovered a will is a living document. My latest health scare spurred me to create a will. I have … Continue reading

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UnThanksgiving — Elaina – 11/29/2016

UnThanksgiving November 29, 2016 I didn’t get invited to Thanksgiving Dinner. To be fair, since I moved to North Carolina four and a half years ago, Thanksgiving is typically not a holiday my family of origin spends together. Most years, … Continue reading

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18 Summers- July 15th, 2016 – Elaina Portugal

  18 Summers-Elaina Portugal July 15, 2016 Dear Reader, Eighteen Summers. That’s all we get. If we’re lucky. Eighteen summers to mold them into caring, compassionate, strong human beings. Eighteen summers to teach them how to be confident, independent, and … Continue reading

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Packing Memories – Amanda – 1/27/2016

Packing Memories January 27, 2015 I finally put away our Christmas decorations this past weekend. I’d wanted to take them down on January 9, the first weekend after Twelfth Night, but I yielded to pleas for “just one more week” … Continue reading

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I, Their Moon — Kerry – 11/9/2015

I, Their Moon 9 November 2015 I circle them like a moon and they my planet. I’m always there, even when their suns eclipse me. My children gather stars to their breasts like a brilliant bouquet. Each solar bloom bursts … Continue reading

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