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Every Escape I’ve Known…

  I opened the mailbox and pulled out a stack of envelopes. As I thumbed through them before making the short walk back to the house, I saw it. The return address. And I knew. The contents of the small envelope would wound me. Deeply. As the sender has wounded me...

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I’m Paying Atten… Wait, What?

I confess, I'm a bit of a rebel. A quiet, mostly well-behaved rebel, but a rebel nonetheless. I don't like conforming. Following the crowd. When it seems everyone is doing something... Like making resolutions at the beginning of a new year. Or choosing a word for the...

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Doubt Sparks

The boughs of the redwoods, browned by the drought, bounce in the breeze. The same breeze that stirs the King Fire up the road, and the Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park. Smoke, like doubt, clouds the horizon. Flames, the novel I’m writing, is never far from my...

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Raising Men

If I’d known then what I know now…  When I held those precious babes bundled in blue. When during the night watches I rocked them to the rhythm of my prayers. When I was their whole world and innocence was still their reality. If I’d known then… I would have held them...

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Rooted

I pounded the letters into metal—over and over—one letter at a time. The stamped jewelry was part of a 200+ piece custom order bearing the group’s theme. I saw the letters during the days as I worked. I dreamt the letters at night. I knew the letters in both English...

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Lost and Found

I was thrilled to read another 5 star review of Lost and Found! Link here: Reading with Teddy G. I've promised to share negative reviews too, but so far, they're all positive. 🙂 To celebrate another 5 star review, I want to do a giveaway. Leave a comment on this...

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Christmas Tears

I have a lot of good memories from 27+ years of marriage. I also have a lot of memories that come with a stab—wounds that are slow to heal. But of all the memories made, the ones I treasure most are of Christmas. I think my family would agree, we made only good...

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Write Now Relief

As I've watched the devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy, my heart has broken for the suffering of so many. As another storm rolled in this week and a million people are still without power, and temperatures are freezing, I've wished I could invite each person into...

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Really?

  I'm in the midst of a season where I feel like all I say to God is, "Really?" While the question is the same, the tone, I confess, changes. Sometimes it's laced with saracasm as in, "Really, God? You're kidding, right?" Other times it's asked in awe. The...

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Contest–Lost and Found

I'm holding a contest! Win a copy of LOST AND FOUND for yourself or a friend along with one of my literature inspired necklaces. This necklace features phrases taken from LOST AND FOUND and was made by the author--me! To enter the contest, leave a comment on this post...

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