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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.

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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Famous people I’ve encountered

I’ve always been fascinated with famous people. Celebrity. People whose faces are easily recognized. And on the few occasions when I’ve actually encountered someone famous, I’ve almost felt as though I’ve confirmed the existence of God. Or something. Maybe not that. But it sounded good. Anyway. Maybe it’s the shock of seeing someone out-of-context. Someone […]

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I want those megaphones back, lady.

My husband is the treasurer of my son’s high school basketball team. He has been since my son, now a varsity-playing junior, was a 9th grader on the freshman team. My husband agreed to this position when the coach asked him because, one, he loves handling money; and two, well, I’m not sure what the […]

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