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Rough Draft

Can I share a few thoughts dancing around in my head? These are wholly inelegant so you’re getting them without any maturity. They’re like a little baby dancing once you turn on some music. He’ll bounce around a bit then…

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Boldness, Baby

Three things every woman needs to be bold

My friend Melanie is one of the fiercest women I know. How fierce? She invited Billy Idol to her High School Graduation. Like, actually wrote him a letter by hand, licked a stamp, and mailed that puppy off. Now, he…

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100 Days

Say you were to travel back in time to a small town in central Maryland to a house with faux wood paneling and afghan throws on chairs. Why are you traveling back in time to some little town where people…

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Where You Going, Little One?

I’m on an airplane somewhere over Arkansas heading to Los Angeles. The pilot just announced we passed Little Rock about 10 minutes ago. The flight attendants are walking down the aisle holding up bottles of water. I’m reminded of the…

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Italiano

Geezo and I stood in the living room in the same spot a lizard had run across the terra cotta tiles minutes before. Geezo was a head shorter than me and I was self-conscious about looking down at his salt…

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An Invitation

It’s nearly fall and while this season has a way of kicking up scattered memories, this year it’s kicking extra hard. It’s kicking up memories of awkward adolescence. I have two kids in middle school this year—one just starting and…

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Taking Flight

Maybe it’s a mid-life crisis. Maybe it’s symbolic. Maybe I’m simply returning to my roots. Whatever the cause, I have taken flight. Some weeks back during a very rainy spell where we thought we’d never see the sun again, I…

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