Hush Child and Listen

Hush Child and listen (rough draft) You don’t listen enough and sometimes you listen too much so that you are underlistening and sometimes overlistening–what is

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Friends

The names have been changed to protect the innocent. My friendship was with a girl named Cindy. She was my neighbor through the woods, back

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1974 Vacation

1974 Vacation Remember when family holidays were the coolest thing ever? Most likely this was before you turned thirteen, and still liked your parents at

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Grandmother

I recently took an online women’s writing course and each week we were prompted to write about something. The teacher would give a lecture about

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Why I write

Why I write I write because my silence is painful. I write because truth is better than lies. I write because there is so much

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Down the Shore

When we were teens in New Jersey, summers were highlighted by going to the beach or “down the shore”. This is the very same shore

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The Lotus Pond

  Last year I had the great fortune of attending a Flower Essence training in Nevada City, California. Nevada City is a few hours east

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Forgiveness

On behalf of all sexual assault survivors, I am deeply offended. I get that Hillary Clinton was not a good enough candidate, that the middle

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All the places I haven’t slept

I basically stopped sleeping through the night sometime in 2001. It has been 15 years or approximately 5,475 nights. I couldn’t say exactly but I

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