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A Day in the Life: Forgiving Myself

I don’t know that I actually hated him, but the news of his sudden death from a massive coronary last week elicited nothing more than an enormous sigh of relief. My childhood abuser, the family sociopath, was dead at age … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: August 18, 1990

Twenty-four years ago today, my mother died suddenly at the age of 73, just two months shy of her 74th birthday. She had been ill for some time with one thing or another, but appeared healthy the day before. When … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: The Path to Peace

  You are stunned to receive a list of job postings in an area where you think you might want to live. Your best friend has property out west and based on her description, you like the sound of it. … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Starting Over

There are few events as disruptive for a little kid as moving day, especially when you’re leaving everything and everyone you know for some distant place that takes two days to get to in the old station wagon. You love … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: The Scrabble Game (Road Trip part 2)

After an uncomfortable night, you awaken starving, since you only had fruit for dinner last night. You’re on your way to visit Mom and Dad, and you can’t wait to see them. You know Mom will have lunch ready when … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: How tall is Maria?

It’s a little after 3:00, you’re at work, up at the front desk chatting with your co-workers about a big project the department will be starting very soon. Yom Kippur begins tonight, and you have been honored with an aliyah … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Damn those potholes!

It’s been a difficult summer. Your kids go with their father, your ex, every other weekend. Your heart breaks each time you watch them climb into his car with their little backpacks. You wish they didn’t have to go, but … Continue reading

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