Tomorrow

Every night, before the melatonin and Gabapentin bring sleep, I tell myself that tomorrow is the day I will do my physical therapy exercises and yoga and meditation. I will strap on my FitBit again, and take 10,000 steps. I will take my son to the kids club at the gym, and avail myself of the […]

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Go Into the Light

I’ve always been a little bit shady. That’s why you’d be likely to find me on the dark side of the street, shrinking away from daylight, my face obscured by a broad-brimmed hat. On the rarest of days, if you managed to see a flash of my exposed skin, bare to the elements, you might wonder, […]

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Owning It

Do You Apologize for Your Accomplishments? At a young age, I learned to hide my gifts. I learned to be ashamed of my straight-A’s. Well, that’s a little lie. I didn’t get straight-A’s. I got straight C’s in handwriting, and once–in Fifth Grade–I got a B in Religion, a grade which sent me into my […]

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Guest Post Series: The 12 Days of Christmas

My mom, Nancy, is posting a different Christmas memory for 12 days. She gave me her blessing to repost them here. It’s amazing how a life story can be told through the lens of a certain day. Twelfth Christmas Day Memory Christmas has changed over the years from my childhood in the 50’s, to young military […]

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Guest Post Series: The 12 Days of Christmas

Eleventh Christmas Day Memory–All Together With all the comings and goings of my grown children there was a long 10 year span when I did not have all of them home for Christmas at the same time. At least one or the other always seemed to be off somewhere be it Japan, Korea, Germany, Colorado, […]

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