Monthly Archives: February 2014

Stop the Train, I want to get off!

The last few years of mine were a roller coaster of disaster.  A trail of tears.  A series of unfortunate events.  I was referring to it as my ‘midlife crisis’, but my brother in law kept asking when that term … Continue reading

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It’s a secret…sort of.

I have hardly told anyone I am writing this blog. How ridiculous is that?  How ironic! I can put all of this out on the internet, where millions of people can read it, judge it, critique it, and yet I … Continue reading

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She

She shuffled into the kitchen with an unlit cigarette hanging from her mouth and an empty coffee mug in her hand. She rinsed it once with water and filled it with the leftover coffee from yesterday and popped it in … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence

I have not heard the sound of silence for almost three years now.  My sense of hearing has been divided into Before and After.  After the car accident-a random, run of the mill accident, in which I lost the sound … Continue reading

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The Secret in my Pantry

I started to clean out my pantry today.  Our house is newly on the market and I know that people will inevitably be opening the cabinets and doors peering into my storage spaces and eyeballing my clutter. In my head … Continue reading

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Snow Days

We are having a snow day here in Charleston.  It is not so much a ‘snow day’ as it is an ‘ice day’-hours of freezing rain that those of us living south of the Mason-Dixon are just not prepared for. … Continue reading

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The Same Fifteen

(An excerpt from a conversation I wish I could have with The Same Fifteen Pounds I lose and gain every other year. If only it were this easy.) Well hello, you scoundrel, you! How in the world did you get … Continue reading

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Neither here nor there

I am moving.  I am moving. I am moving. I thought if I keep repeating it, maybe it will feel better as it comes out of my mouth. Maybe the words won’t hurt, won’t make my heart ache, and won’t … Continue reading

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Three Questions

Last night I sat down to update my profile here on this blog. In my eagerness to start this project and take the leap, I filled out the basics and ‘save for later’ my way through the photo (coming soon, … Continue reading

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So….why now?

Ah yes, what prompts a 40-something mother of two with no formal training or education in English, Creative Writing, or anything else for that matter, to insert herself so boldly into the blogosphere? It all started with the words “So … Continue reading

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