With Halloween coming soon, I find it no small coincidence that I would have been recently visited by a ghost. Not an actual spectre–for those of you who believe in these middle-ground dwelling creatures–but a metaphorical one. Over the course of long-term relationships, we have the opportunity to not only learn a great deal about […]

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Thank You, DJT

In the last many months as our nation’s political landscape has been torn apart by landmine after landmine, I’ve not had much to say about it in any public forum. But now with just over two weeks before the voters elect (by a landslide) the first woman to serve our country in the life of […]

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Oh Baby, It’s Not So Bad

The wallpaper on my cell phone is a photo I took of my niece when she was about six months old. She was strapped into her car seat, my sister was navigating Los Angelos traffic, and I was digitally capturing the sadness of an infant. Perhaps not my finest moment as an auntie, but babies […]

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The Dreaded Phone Call

You never know when a phone call is going to alter your life. It should reasonably follow then that you cannot “dread” something if you cannot “know” when in the future it might manifest. Linguistically, this might me true; however in practical terms, I disagree. I think it is perfectly reasonable to dread a future […]

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