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Deconstructing a home


Thoughts on a man slowly taking apart a house and the family that once lived there: The unkempt man hired to disassemble the house was in no hurry. He had no obligations and dropped by only when he needed the … Continue reading

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When mom’s away…


No sooner did the lock click behind me as I headed to the airport than the word was telegraphed: Mom is gone. And you know what that means – PARTY! It wasn’t like they had been unsupervised. Leigh had stopped … Continue reading

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Tug-of-love


There’s a dynamic tension in familial relationships. And because they are based on love, the stakes are high. As children become adults, their parents have to bite their tongues – and often don’t – to keep from warning their grown-up … Continue reading

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Remembering


Atop the War Memorial in the Village Green, I planted my feet in a V, held out my arms and tipped my face to the sun, a five-point star next to the flag pole. The flag snapped, the white and … Continue reading

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The ring


With love for Mark on his birthday. The small silver ring on my left baby finger is a mute reproach to my one regret in life. The enamel heart is slightly chipped and the scrolls are tarnished. The ring once … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution: Write!


I hate to admit it, but I need a deadline. When an article, a critique, a novella or a contest entry is due, I’m on it. I complete it, edit it and re-edit it. I read it out loud and … Continue reading

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