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A Tale for Those Left Behind

Their eyes were locked on me, reading my every thought, prying at my secrets, peering uninvited into my soul. The… Continue reading »

Lost on Memory Lane

Believe it or not, hoarding comes in pretty handy around high school graduation time. Over the years, my family has… Continue reading »

Housewife Burnout

It took four punches of the snooze button to get me out of bed this morning. I wasn’t tired. Or… Continue reading »

Coffee Shop Confessions

“So Lilly, what did you tell Father Kris?” I asked our 15-year-old daughter recently at a local coffee shop. We… Continue reading »

The Boy is Back in Town

There is a room in our creaky old base house that we try to avoid. It’s a dangerous hazard, a… Continue reading »

The Evolution of Gift Giving

Sometime after the Earth cooled – let’s just say it was between a gazillion and a gagillion years ago –… Continue reading »

The Power of Keeping Calm

The stump outside my house was the perfect place for chopping up earthworms. At least two feet in diameter, there… Continue reading »

Sound Off: Do school changes hurt military kids in the long run?

By now, kids are back into the swing of school, reestablishing seats in the cafeteria, slipping prohibited gum paraphernalia into… Continue reading »

Slippery Summer

Back in June, I thought summer was an all you can eat buffet of leisure splayed out before me like… 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 »

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