Experience Category

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Spit Backwards

My dad is a smart man, with a sharp wit and a need to control. My mom was a charmer with the soul of an artist, but the weakness of a dreamer. When children inherit traits from their parents, how does it all get sorted out? I would have liked to inherit my mom’s eye…

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Aging Into Community

I finally can admit to myself that I’m getting old. This is not earth-shattering news. One important reason that aging no longer makes me anxious is that I think it’s going to mark some very surprising but positive changes in lifestyle, not only for me but for most Americans. In the current political climate, we’re…

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The Long and Short of It

A deep, violent storm has been raging within me. Inside this placid, smiling, suburban woman has lurked the heart and soul of a daring adventuress, stalled by circumstance, bad luck, and ennui. What can help our heroine, she with the lofty ideals and intentions, but crappy follow-through and dashed enthusiasm? Only one thing: A haircut….