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Sweet Melanie

My second year of college, I moved out of the FIU dorms and into a Miami apartment with my sister. A decision to get back with my ex had torn … Continue reading

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The Company We Keep

I’ve been working on posting more regularly but with the schedule I have, that means short-ish & sweet. Here’s one of those, I suppose. I like to think about what … Continue reading

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The Craft Cabinet

The Barney bag & my mom’s craft cabinet taught me to create. As a child, you could often find me on the floor in the back room of our tiny … Continue reading

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Jack Says

“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it … Continue reading

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Doctor Why

If you’ve spent time with kids, you have probably fallen victim to the eternal line of questioning that inevitably comes when they understand the concept of “why,” around age 4 … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Happy Museday

It’s strange and unpredictable the way our lives reach into those of others’ and grab a hold. It might be through a kind of huge-ish experience or through a very … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Monday Moxie: “Bear” Necessities

It’s a privilege to know others; it’s a necessity to know oneself. Life clears up & decisions make themselves when you learn to see yourself as you are. No distortions, … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mama-Always-Said-isms #17

I interrupt this sorely-felt stretch of blog silence to offer my mom a virtual Mother’s Day note.¬†Oh the places I’ve been and seen because my heart grabbed hold of this … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Normal-Schmormal

A TED talk is good. A TED talk in a British accent, even better. But a TED talk in a British accent that ALSO tosses normalcy out the window? Yes, … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Big Sister and a Little Tomato

There was a time when a single dirty dish in the sink of our shared apartment would spark a nuclear bomb of a verbal battle between my big sister and … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 5 Comments

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