Category Archives: Friends

Hands and a Song


Inside the church, the air was hot, like a weight pressing down on the building and the congregants in it. Summer in Chicago will do that. The service was nearing its end. My husband and I sat shoulder to shoulder, … Continue reading

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Get Out Your Binoculars


“Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others.  Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not for keeps; that any limb … Continue reading

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Guest Post at Alise Write: “From Some Other Beginning’s End”


I am so proud to be guest blogging over at Alise Write today where I write about the transformative nature of unexpected relationships.  It is one of my more vulnerable posts and includes a shout-out to an unexpected relationship (or, rather, … Continue reading

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The Streetlight


The streetlight stood tall in the sparkling sunshine of midday.  From dawn to dusk, passersby looked up, marveling at the effervescent blue sky and the wispy clouds, but never noticed the stark, utilitarian streetlight. The streetlight soared overhead with an unassuming confidence, … Continue reading

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One Splendid Hour


“But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.” – Benjamin Diraeli What is it that makes up the minutes, hours, days, and weeks of our lives?  Is it the ordinary or … Continue reading

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The Magic Number 33


When was that point in your life when you felt the happiest, the most fulfilled, the most comfortable? Have you gotten there yet?  Are you there now? Are you still waiting?  Or do you wish you could go back in … Continue reading

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10 Things That Make My Life Easier…And Oh-So-Much Better


This Monday’s post is linked up with Monday’s Listicle’s, with the prompt of “10 Things That Make My Life Easier.”  The following is a list of ten things that make my life not only easier, but oh-so-much better. Friends and … Continue reading

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