Category Archives: memories

She runs

I have been sedentary all of my life.  My idea of a good time as a little girl was to sit on the front porch pouring over a stack of National Geographic magazines, or perhaps cutting paper dolls out of … Continue reading

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I grew up in a mid-sized town in central Missouri.  I suppose I felt about my hometown as most children do.  It’s playgrounds and schools and corner stores were the geography of my world.  My notions of wealth were drawn … Continue reading

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Unsinkable

Her name is Supriya. We chose the name before we knew her.  I found it on a list of Indian names, with the meaning “deeply loved”, and I thought, “What could be more perfect than that? We were a quiet … Continue reading

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On my high school reunion: “Time makes you bolder”

As I wrote in my “mean girls” post, my 30th high school reunion was this past weekend.  I’ve gone to all of our reunions, but not like this.  In the past I’ve always gone with my husband;  only attended the … Continue reading

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It’s reunion season. Mean girls, represent!

Tomorrow I’m heading “home” for my 30th high school reunion.  If you hadn’t guessed how old I am, I gave away the farm with that sentence.  But if you’re younger than I am, don’t gloat.  It goes quickly.  Memento mori. … Continue reading

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This is my mom. This was her life.

My mom was always writing, and she saved everything.  Prayer lists, calendars with notations, journals, letters – it was all a record of her life, and she kept it all.  Mom always hoped to write a book about her “adventures”, … Continue reading

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Spring, wonderful spring

I’ve written a lot of very serious posts lately, and I have another serious one in the works.  But daily life has actually been light and happy this spring.   The weather has been unpredictable but we enjoy the warm sunny … Continue reading

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I don’t hit and I try not to yell

My last post may have left some people wondering where, exactly, I stand on spanking.    Since I’ve openly criticized certain parenting philosophies, I want to be honest about how I’ve disciplined my own children, and how my practices have evolved … Continue reading

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An open letter to my children, on my 25th anniversary

Your dad and I have been married for 25 years today. Pretty crazy, isn’t it? When did I get so old? And why didn’t you plan a party? I’m just kidding: we didn’t expect a party. However, you might consider … Continue reading

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When Death Comes, Love Means Showing Up

“I don’t really understand what the grieving are going through,” I’ve said many times. “I’ve never lost anyone very close to me.” I will never say that again. My mother died last week. It was sudden and shocking to us, … Continue reading

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