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Just Registered For My First Full Marathon (SparkPeople)

Originally posted on SparkPeople. In this moment, on this day, I am so proud of myself I can barely breathe. I signed up for my very first full marathon. It is the last in a series of five races that … Continue reading

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Small Big Things (SparkPeople)

Originally posted on SparkPeople. I have been writing, nearly non-stop, since I wrote to you here on Jan. 3rd. What I’ve written is here. ┬áIt’s also in my notebook, it’s in my correspondence with close friends. So I haven’t gone … Continue reading

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Yummy

My words feel like pieces of food on a shelf. I pick them out, rearrange them, and give them a taste as they might go down together. And if they feel right in my mouth, on my tongue, once they … Continue reading

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Layers of Adjustment

We adjust to our realities, to our lives, to our hopes, our dreams, our failures in layers. When we are young we are horrified by the notion of things we’ll never do again because we are too old. When we … Continue reading

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A Short Essay On A Long Marriage (SparkPeople)

Originally published on SparkPeople. I can share here, right? I’ll tell you straight out what happened. My husband and I are separated. We got separated on January 1st, our 21st wedding anniversary. We didn’t get in a fight. It was … Continue reading

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