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Soul Searching at Starbucks

Reflections, ramblings, inspiration. For technical help, head on over to the Writing Tips area of the blog, or click here to learn more about the blog.

Reports of my death are premature

Yesterday, an online site that keeps track of 1978 Novi High School graduates had me classified as dead. Or more diplomatically, one whose name could be found in the “In Memory” column. Prior to that, I had been categorized as “Missing”. Heaven knows how long I’d been missing. But fortunately, I had only been dead […]

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Every iPod Tells a Story

I bet you woke up thinking: Hmm. I wonder what’s on Pam’s iPod. Sure you did! Well. This is your lucky day, because I’m going to tell you. But not before I mention how strange it feels to download a single song from iTunes and not an entire album (although I know you can do […]

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Offbeat vacation memories

The Waltons. Being all warm. When my husband, two kids and I reminisce about vacations, we seem to recall less conventional moments. Unlike, say, The Waltons*, who might have focused on warmer memories as they sat around the dinner table. Not that the fictional depression-era family took vacations. But I’m getting off-track here. Anyway. Eight […]

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A Hair Story

Originally published in Strut Magazine.   My mother was a straitlaced, law-abiding citizen. A dependable, responsible woman who always paid her bills on time and balanced her checkbook to the nano-penny. She was honest and conservative and never met a pair of underpants she couldn’t turn into a dust rag. But for all her virtuous […]

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