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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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“Shhhh!” I warned my cousins, Nan and Jay. The three of us are crouched in a women’s bathroom stall in Foxy’s, a coffee shop owned and run by my a-gong. I was maybe 8 and my cousins were 6 and 5. Those two extra years gave me enough authority to boss them around with very […]

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Last week I said I’d try my hand at intentionally practicing one of the writing tools from Roy Clark’s Writing Essentials book. Here’s an attempt… “Procrastination is the thief of time.” — Edward Young, Night-Thoughts on Life, Death, & Immortality That was one of many quotes we were required to memorize in Mr. Riggs’ 7th […]

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I’ve been reading Roy Peter Clark’s Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer for several months now. (I don’t know what took me so long to discover this book; it’s such an engaging read.) I haven’t finished it, only because I read it in little spurts, in between novels, before I’m ready to pick […]

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I‘m currently on the beach in Playa del Carmen in Mexico with spotty internet and only a phone to type on so I’ll keep it short. This is the third year now that we haven’t been home for the Fourth and this year especially, I’m not disappointed. While the idea of “freedom for all” has […]

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I was inspired this morning by Adrienne to write about ice cream. With the current prices of gas, food, and everything, really, I find myself repeating this line over and over again: “When I first started driving, I could fill up my tank for less than ten dollars!” (Did you read that with this guy’s […]

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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.