Category Archives: Relationships

Shared Earphones


They sat in the back of the law school library, in the chairs closest to the expansive windows looking out over Bascom Hill and its steep grassy incline that was now peppered with crimson, ginger, and flaxen-colored fallen leaves. They … Continue reading

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A Liebster! What the heck is a Liebster?!?


This blogging thing is a strange world, you know. I have only been writing here for the past four months and it has been an amazing roller coaster ride of ups and downs. I will admit, prior to starting this … Continue reading

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Awash In Twilight


“Come outside and sit with me for a minute,” he says. “The sun is just going down. The sky looks awesome.” “I’ll be right there,” she replies. “I just want to put this food in the fridge and clean up … Continue reading

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Even Better Than Cash Prizes


I am speechless.  I am utterly speechless. For a writer that typically presents a whole host of problems, but in this case, I am humbly rendered speechless – in the best of ways. This morning, upon checking the emails and … 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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Kamsahamnida (Thanks) for the Memories


“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” ~Lillian Smith Blurry-eyed, cramped, and restless, I tap out this post as we … 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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A Different Sort of Mother’s Day Tribute


As we all know, today is Mother’s Day.  A day filled with flowers and cards, family outings and brunches, smiles and hugs.  The internet is filled with touching stories of a mother’s love, expressions of gratitude, and notes of appreciation. … Continue reading

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Growing Pains


When I received the photo for this week’s Photo Inspiration Challenge, I initially drew a blank.   Cultural syntax, general linguistic norms, and inspirational quotes all represent growth as a positive aspiration.  But what does it mean to grow?  And is … Continue reading

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