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My husband likes to say he grew up in Shangri-La and when we visit his hometown of Carmel, California, it’s easy to see why, even with all of the changes that have happened over the last five decades. Amongst the new McMansions you can still see pockets of forest that he and his friends played […]

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Two weeks have passed without writing a slice. Ideas hide themselves deeper and deeper in the mind. The time ticks away before the tablet gets opened. The time ticks away as eyes stare at the screen. The time ticks away as the brain reaches for strategies. Distractions creep in–a quick swipe to peek at emails. […]

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This is the second part of a story I started last week. You can catch up here. Sydney’s mom dropped off us at the front of the mall, reminding us not to be late for our pick up time. Free at last! We started meandering down the walkway with no real destination, looking into windows […]

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This is the very first draft of a story I’m trying to write for The Moth, a hint of an idea formed as I washed the dishes this morning. As I write this intro, it’s already starting to fade! A friend and colleague has been encouraging me to attend a Moth live storytelling event for […]

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One day in my late 20s or early 30s, I can’t remember when exactly, I suddenly had a hankering for some Count Chocula cereal. On my next trip to the supermarket I scanned the cereal aisle looking for the sugary treat I needed to satisfy my craving. No luck. A store manager walked by just […]

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Shay Shay was the first dog I ever owned as an adult. When she passed it was devastating and I didn’t think I could ever have another dog. How could I possibly go through that pain again? But one of my friends, a fellow dog owner, insisted that we should get another dog right away. […]

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Biscuit dessert tootsie roll sweet carrot cake. Jelly beans soufflé soufflé soufflé gummi bears toffee toffee jelly beans. Pudding powder gummies. Marshmallow marshmallow danish wafer oat cake topping biscuit. Pudding cupcake sweet roll chocolate. 

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Biscuit dessert tootsie roll sweet carrot cake. Jelly beans soufflé soufflé soufflé gummi bears toffee toffee jelly beans. Pudding powder gummies. Marshmallow marshmallow danish wafer oat cake topping biscuit. Pudding cupcake sweet roll chocolate.