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Everyone Must Die

Everyone must die. Everyone does. Yet we persist in taking it personally when it happens to us or to someone we love. When it happens to someone we love, we always wonder how we could have saved them by being … Continue reading

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My Story

I wrote this in 2006 as a guest post for a blog called A Little Red Hen. It popped into my face the other day for some reason and I decided to put it here. I didn’t imagine when I … Continue reading

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Write Today

The title page of the book I started yesterday gave me a shock when I realized how many books I’ve read by this author. Plus, how many books she’s written! I tweeted this. Good grief! Prolific hardly covers it. @JAJance … Continue reading

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Gawd Awful

Rocky Ford, the little berg in Southern Colorado where I grew up, had gawd awful tasting water. When people who weren’t used to it unwittingly downed a swig they most often spit it out. I’ve been other places, like Odessa, … Continue reading

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Better Eating

They say that your taste buds don’t have the same zing when you’re old that they did when you were young. But that can’t explain how much better eating was back in the day. When pancakes were slathered with real … Continue reading

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To Infinity and Beyond

The other day on Facebook I saw one of these joke graphics that said, “My pin number is the last 4 digits of Pi.” I got a laugh out of it but it made me think about the wonderment I … Continue reading

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I Remember

After all the Bonnie Raitt albums I’ve played again and again, after the live concerts I’ve attended, after all her songs I’ve sung along with, the thing I remember most vividly about Bonnie Raitt was a concert moment. I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Jamie

I’m a fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. I love Claire Randall with her modern eyes looking onto a world 200 years in the past. I love Jamie Fraser, the handsome Scotsman she meets and loves in that long ago … Continue reading

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Unbelievable

We shuffled past the display cases full of baked goods and reached the cashier waiting near the end. We handed her the bill and said, “Can we each pay half?” “Sure,” she answered. The helper next to her reached for … Continue reading

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Play List

I have a special play list for my iPhone. It’s what I call car music or driving music. It’s mostly female voices doing a variety of styles in an upbeat way. No matter how many times I try to make … Continue reading

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