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The Angst of National Sibling Day

I am sitting in an airport waiting for my flight home. I spent the weekend in Chicago visiting my son at his college and marveling at the amazing man he is becoming. While I was backing and forth-ing and smiling, … Continue reading

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Oddities in the Wild West

Our circumstances have changed. Even though life is about change, embracing it can be hard. I now have a commuter marriage — an interstate commuter marriage– a very rural interstate commuter marriage. The queen visits the king and the king … Continue reading

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584 Songs Later

My mother had seven brothers. She was the only girl. They all grew up in a small Minnesota farm town in the twenties and thirties of the last century, where Grandpa was one of the big cheeses in town. I … Continue reading

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The Clear View Behind

Just another round of errands driving around town. Another check yet again. Yes, it is still true. The back seat of my car is empty and we are heading home alone. This time, however, confirms the permanence of the clear … Continue reading

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Small Town Sports

Maybe it’s just me. Perhaps this happens in every town where there is a high school and high school sports teams. Helicopter parents aside, high school sports can make the political arena in Washington look like pikers. I have a … Continue reading

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Small Town Sports

Maybe it’s just me. Perhaps this happens in every town where there is a high school and high school sports teams. Helicopter parents aside, high school sports can make the political arena in Washington look like pikers. I have a … Continue reading

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Getting the Picture

In a moment of reflection and a struggle to get organized (really?), I spent most of the day going through my dropbox and reorienting my photos.  2013 was fraught with tension, politics, injustice and stress.  It seems that bad guys … Continue reading

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