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Me too

Because I didn’t do anything wrong… I was in my 20s, about to finish up my college degree. I was working at an all-female pharmacy, the only one in the state at the time. We all worked together well. No … Continue reading

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Choose Beauty

Months ago I caught my thumb. At first it looked like only a scratch diagonally across the nail; but then the scratch turned aqua-blue, and then a purplish-black spread out from it. For a few days it was excruciating as … Continue reading

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Life-by-numbers

A couple weeks ago I bought a paint-by-number. You can stop laughing now. I had a week off but couldn’t afford to go anywhere. I knew I had a goal to organize my garage that week, but that was something … Continue reading

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Heavy

It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything on here. My world has been a little cock-eyed of late. Crooked. Askew. Like the tilt-o-whirl rides at the traveling carnivals that were so enticing when I was young (and now look like … Continue reading

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In this life there will be pain

It’s a strange time of life when you start attending the funerals of your friend’s parents, and watching your own grow more frail. It’s one of those defining moments of adulthood that rails against that internal part of you that … Continue reading

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Getting Real About Online Friends

A friend asked recently about whether I thought it was possible to have a true, deep, real friendship with someone online. While a few years back I would have jumped on the “absolutely not, facebook and all social networks are … Continue reading

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Anti-climactic

So, just to wrap up The 7 Experiment, it ended. The last week, on the topic of stress, ended up not being something that impacted me at the present moment in my life. I may at one point feel the … Continue reading

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Tranzalpine rail and Franz Josepf (travel blog part 7)

Our tour got an early start the next morning, and we boarded the Tranzalpine railway. It was my first time on a “real” train, much to the shock of my travel companions. Once we cleared the industrial center of Christchurch … Continue reading

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Lovin’ the Lingo (travel blog part 2)

Thanks to a little research before my trip, I learned that Kiwis (New Zealanders) do NOT like to be told that you can’t tell the difference between their accent and an Aussie (Australian) accent; so I set out from the … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

I’ve always been fascinated by names. I know the story behind my own name, why my mother chose what’s on my birth certificate. I often ask other people upon meeting them for the first time if there is a story … Continue reading

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