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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Which Way to Go?

Living without regrets is a slippery aspiration. My heart leads the way, but the way is puddled and bogged with ‘what ifs’ rained by a mind that rushes back and forth and never follows. The quicksand threatens. Must quiet. Focus. Find now.                  

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To My Dear Old Friends

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Dear Old Friend, I miss you. I know I haven’t been a very good friend, but I think about you a lot.  And, thanks to Facebook, I see random bits and pieces of your life now, so many years removed from the last time we spent together in person. I see you with your friends […]

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The Lies I Tell Myself: Part 1, #NaBloPoMo


Lie, Lay, Lied Grammar! Sex! Sleep Deprivation! And exploring the lies I tell myself. “Lie, Lay, Lied” was the original title and premise of my blog. The inside joke was that I can never remember whether to say “lie” or “lay” even though I’m a self-proclaimed grammar geek.

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A long time ago, in a land far, far away, I was married to a shape-shifter. It was not magical. Oh, at first it was feet-sweeping. Fresh out of college, working at a bookstore, getting all that attention from an older guy–a musician! a poet!– who clearly liked me. It was an unprecedented time. I’d […]

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