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A Zombie’s Guide to Rural Vermont

“I booked three nights in a one-room cabin in Woodstock, Vermont with two queen beds, a fireplace and an air… Continue reading »

Just listen: A father’s full story

I stepped from airport baggage claim into the steamy Richmond sun, and found a bench at curbside pick up. I… Continue reading »

Dresser’s Last Stand

“Mom, can someone finally do something about my dresser?” my daughter Lilly demanded this week.  “Oh, is it broken again?”… Continue reading »

Chills, Thrills and Spills

I had no business getting on that sled. A middle-aged Navy wife and mother of three, I should’ve been at… Continue reading »

When Mom leaves home

Ah… alone at last with a latte in the airport and plenty of time for people-watching before my flight. That… Continue reading »

Airing dirty laundry while on vacation

“Whose are THESE?” my slim sister-in-law says with a laugh, holding up a large pair of underwear from a basket… Continue reading »

Winnebago Woes

“Can I have that one? Hu? Can I? Puleeese?” I begged my mother, pointing desperately to the sleeping compartment above… Continue reading »

Finding swagger in my wagon

If I have to spend one more day in this filthy, salt-crusted, paint-chipped, rusted, dog-hair-filled, good-for-nothing tuna can of a… Continue reading »

The Morning After

  Reluctantly, an eyelid peels open and groggily squints at the blurred morning. I try to swallow, but can only… Continue reading »

A Misfit Shopper’s Pledge

Like most families struggling to climb the never-ending series of financial peaks along life’s path, we are in a constant… Continue reading »

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