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Charm School and Learning to Stand

October 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

I’m trying to explain charm school to my daughter. Is this even still a thing? Do mothers still sign their girls up for classes in how to be delightfully alluring? We were [...]

Personal Essays | The Mountains are Calling

October 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

The mug on the shelf in the kitchen of our Airbnb bore the words, “The mountains are calling and I must go.” None of us drank out of that mug during our stay at Big Sky, [...]

The Queen of Break-Up Travel

September 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

The November rain fell in succulent drops on the ancient, cobblestone streets. I stuck my tongue out to capture a raindrop. But then I remembered I was in Paris. [...]

I Have a Secret

August 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

I met her at a party and the connection was instant. I’m an introvert so parties usually stress me out and I don’t go. But this one was a 15-minute walk from my house at [...]

Personal Essays | Finding Grace

August 21, 2018 // 2 Comments

Previously published on www.saturdaymorningcoffee.blog It was a typical Thursday morning, but the gloomy clouds and drizzling rain poetically accompanied a nagging sadness [...]

What You’ll Remember

July 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

Previously published on The Next Good Thing. Over the past several years, my mom’s dementia has been slowly progressing. While her mind has been fading, her body has [...]

Personal Essays | 4 Lessons My Grandma Taught Me

July 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Coffee is a form of meditation. In order to enjoy a cup, you must have a quiet and calm mind. My grandma is a Greek coffee pro. She loves making coffee, drinking it, ‘reading’ the cup. But most of all, she loves coffee talks. [...]
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