Category Archives: Telling the truth

Identity crisis

This blog (and I) seem to have stalled. Finding something brave to do and write about isn’t the priority it was. I find that an entire day’s attention goes to my to-do list. And my list is pretty boring. I’ll … Continue reading

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Telling the truth, loudly

Amid not keeping my New Year’s resolutions for exercising and eating well, I told a difficult truth. I told my father, who hears the TV just fine (when it is so loud that the walls shake) and who rarely understands … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to your blog?

Clearly I’ve fallen out of the blogging habit, a habit I really like. Too  much work plus a few extra family demands added up to only nine posts this month. Nine. Today Gracie asked, “Whatever happened to your blog?” This … Continue reading

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A difficult conversation

It’s hard for me to write this post because it involves the personal life of someone whose privacy I want to protect. I’ve been trying to write around the details for the last half-hour. Rather than attempt a detailed account, … Continue reading

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Braving the polite distance

My colleague has been going through a hard time. I don’t know all the details; I only know that a professional setback has thrown her for a serious loop. This woman is phenomenal – smart, funny, wise, generous, kickass in … Continue reading

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Eyes open, wallet closed

In our household, the tasks of balancing the checkbook and paying bills fall to me. Just worked out that way, which is a nicer way to say that my husband never balanced a checkbook in his life. Managing our money … Continue reading

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The crab is dead. Long live the dogs.

It should come as no surprise to anyone following this blog that Kayla, the nearly legless hermit crab, is dead. I did what I could (which wasn’t much), but I couldn’t save her. I delivered the news as kindly (but … Continue reading

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