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The Bossy Hawaiian Moon, Grief, and Hope

November 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

When my sister was a baby, I spoke for her. I don’t know if I was trying to be helpful or if I was, at nearly three years, simply used to being the primary object in our [...]

Tipping Point

October 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

I turn on the morning news to catch the weather forecast. I don’t watch the news as a rule. Bad energy. This time, the energy is vile and evil. Another mass shooting. I am [...]

What can we do? Be helpers.

October 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ― Fred [...]

Sweatpants & Soul | The First Shower After

September 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

We sit side by side on padded chairs next to the exam table, my husband and I. He’s there for emotional support but that part is easy. Physically, he’s not sure where to [...]

Personal Essays | It’s Like A Cancer

August 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

When so people have wondered, why haven’t I written about this? Well, I just haven’t. And, it’s for so many reasons. Not the least of which is that it has taken me [...]

Sweatpants & Soul | Soup Ministry

August 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

I taught myself how to make soup a few years ago. I was well into my 30s and already a mom. I wanted to make soup the way my mother did, rich with herbs and tubers and the [...]

Personal Essay | Dear Tetya

July 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tetya, It’s now been 35 years. I know I never met you in person, but I’ve still known you my entire life. You’re the reason I grew up wanting blonde hair. [...]
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