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Worst Halloween Ever!

It WAS a dark and stormy night. Well, mostly it was just cold and miserable, but it was spooky for us trick or treaters. I had planned my costume for months. I was going as Fran Tarkenton, the greatest quarterback of his generation. I was, no doubt, going …

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Pushing the Boundaries

It is Homecoming weekend for my high schooler and I dread his requests for after-dance parties and sleepovers. Surely I can use exposed COVID contamination as a negator for this party. I see the mass communication happening in grunted code through my child’s phone. The phone that I bought …

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Hold It Until You Get Home

It was 1971 and I was 5 1/2 years old. Old enough to remember a traumatic experience that, to this day, causes me to “hold it until I get home,” rather than visiting the restroom when traveling with a group. It was early evening on a rainy fall …

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Hello, October!

Anne of Green Gables said it best, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” We are rounding third and heading for home, Universal Stories Friends! And, dare I say, there does seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel?  Might …

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I felt a Funeral, in my Brain

I felt a Funeral, in my Brain, And Mourners to and fro Kept treading – treading – till it seemed That Sense was breaking through – And when they all were seated, A Service, like a Drum – Kept beating – beating – till I thought My mind …

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