Category Archives: Friends

Our Story

My swirling thoughts have been swirly-er than usual lately. Traveling through the lands to the south of my lovely-yet-frigid homeland always puts me in the path of people with different—sometimes wildly different—perspectives and views than mine. For all our similarities, … Continue reading

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Yes, I Have a Problem

At 3am in Las Vegas, vomiting Asian Lettuce Wraps and Don Julio tequila into a hotel bathrobe, four words came through my drunken fog loud and clear: I need to stop. Four little words that I recognized, even in the … Continue reading

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Me and the Great Big Ocean

Another New Year’s Eve approaches. Another, likely futile, attempt on my part to stay up until midnight. This year Prez and I are in the same place, with the same people, as the year before. Nothing has changed and everything … Continue reading

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Here and There

Unlike some other adoptees, who grew up under a cloud of abandonment issues, my “rootless” status always left me with a feeling of absolute possibility.  My borders were not defined. I did not look at my parents and see my … Continue reading

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Not Alone

  “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main…” ~ John Donne, Meditation 17, Devotions upon Emergent Occasions When I lived in Costa Rica, ants were among … Continue reading

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A Short Rant About This Thing That Makes Me Want To Scream

Have you seen this little “gem” floating around social media? If you’re a woman, did it make you feel better about yourself? Did you read this and think, “See, all these little flaws are okay because I’m a woman and … Continue reading

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Friends Like These

Imagine you are going to throw a party. You make a list of fifty of your friends. You send out invitations to those fifty friends. How many do you reasonably expect will RSVP with a Yes? How many Maybes? How … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Middle?

Have you ever watched small children argue over something we consider trivial? As a non-parent, casual observer, the argument I see most frequently is over a material possession. Child A has no interest in The Thing. But then Child B … Continue reading

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Grief and the Disbeliever

What is it like to grieve when you don’t believe in heaven or hell, reincarnation, spirits, ghosts or any other form of life beyond the world of the living and breathing? I imagine some people must wonder if it’s more … Continue reading

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My Life In Boxes

In the end, we own nothing. I’ve been sorting, compressing, and culling all of my worldly possessions in preparation for the latest move. I’m familiar with the procedure; I could pack in my sleep. Even so, I stare at piles … Continue reading

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