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Thinking Outloud

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly

Sometimes I wish we could recall what it feels like to be born, to be immersed in a world that is strange and new and constantly unfamiliar. What is it like for a child to go to sleep, open her … Continue reading

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Radiation Treatment

I guess I should be thankful for so many advancements in science and technology. After all, without the more sensitive and accurate mammogram machines and noisy, clunky MRIs and CTs the doctors might not have discovered the cluster of calcification … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Earworm

Daily Prompt: Earworm. While walking my dog the other day, a poem by William Safford kept floating through my mind. I found this work years ago and his words have haunted me ever since. I feel this is one of … Continue reading

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Friendships That Last

It’s been said a thousand times in a thousand different ways, but truly there are few things in life as rewarding and comfortable as friendships that have withstood the test of time. I am so blessed to have two such … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Boston Tragedy

Here we go again. Another tragedy in America; more senseless killing and brutal behavior that is incomprehensible. Why? I think that’s the question all of us are asking. The exhilaration and excitement of the Boston marathon was interrupted by the … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Judgment Day

Daily Prompt: Judgment Day. This is a difficult request as I have too many favorite books and many of them are quite plain underneath their dust jacket. I distinctly recall my father reading Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland to me as … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details. As a very visual person, I often wonder if I see more than other people or if how I make sense of the world is vastly different from others. I am, by nature, … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Proud

Daily Prompt: Proud. Maybe I am dating myself, but when I read this prompt I immediately thought of that old SNL skit: Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley. I loved that character! Stuart Smalley (aka Al Franken) would preen and smile … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Whoa!

Daily Prompt: Whoa!. The Surrealism of a Seizure I had just turned 20 years old and had transferred colleges, moving from a tiny liberal arts school in sunny St. Petersburg, FL, to the massive system that is UNC, Chapel Hill. … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Karma Chameleon

Daily Prompt: Karma¬†Chameleon¬†¬†2013Reincarnation: do you believe in it? via Daily Prompt: Karma Chameleon. As a girl growing up in the deep south in America, I learned very early all the stories of Jesus, the books of the Bible, and the … Continue reading

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