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“X” is for (Not so) X-rated Love

A-Z Blogging Challenge

Yes, I know it’s getting tiresome, my stringing along April’s A-Z Blogging Challenge. The month is, what?—almost July now—but I still feel enormous pressure to finish this challenge for a couple reasons. One, I don’t like abandoning such a great, fun exercise meant for my benefit. Two, I suffer extreme guilt because my writing club, positive their president would finish the task, prematurely awarded me this fantastic new coffee mug for accomplishing the A-Z writing challenge. I accepted it in the way of a person who’d just gotten credit for …read more

“J” is for Jesus and Jean

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Grateful April in the A-Z Blogging Challenge I hope a new habit isn’t forming, but I really had to work today and did not begin writing this blog until 4:00. So if you aren’t reading this “J” post until the day “K” is due, forgive me. But if the truth were known, I did not even have my “J” word until after 2pm today when I met a dear friend for coffee. St. Patrick’s Day 2012 Jean is a gorgeous woman who has children my age but looks young enough to …read more

“G” is for God’s Voice

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Grateful April in the A-Z Blogging Challenge No one else was in the car with me on the day it happened. Well, almost no one. Speeding on the freeway isn’t new to me. If I have the need for speed, blame it on either the most popular Tom Cruise movie of the 1980s or my parents. My dad brought home a shiny red Delorean in 1983, and I fell in love with the aerodynamics, the compact, two-seat design, and the idea that it just looked fast. When I reached 16, my …read more

“E” is for Eternity

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Grateful April in the A-Z Blogging Challenge Two days ago, I was visiting with a friend who said, “So, do you know what your “E” topic will be?” At that time, I hadn’t yet written “D,” so if you’ve gotten familiar with me through my writing, then you know I rarely think ahead, much less plan my blog topics ahead.  Scarlett O’Hara and I don’t like to think about anything today. We like to wait until tomorrow. Later that same night, I was in the middle of my spin class when …read more

Why I wear a cross

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I’m not a big jewelry gal, but one sparkly bauble I never go without           In the fifth grade, I begged my mom to let me get my ears pierced. I wasn’t a tomboy, but you wouldn’t have known it by my Dorothy Hamill bowl haircut or my plain t-shirts and jeans. I had an overbite, a gap in my two front teeth, and an older brother who let me tag along with him. Even though I loved sparkly things and baby dolls, my outward appearance …read more

The Voice

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It was an ordinary day, except that it wasn’t No one else was in the car with me on the day it happened. Well, almost no one. I feel the need…  Speeding on the freeway isn’t new to me. If I have the need for speed, blame it on either the most popular Tom Cruise movie of the 1980s or my parents. My dad brought home a shiny red Delorean in 1983, and I fell in love with the aerodynamics, the compact, two-seat design, and the idea that it just …read more

On grief and piña coladas

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What I learned from the shoreline As I previously admitted, I recently hit the bottom of the writing well and found it dry. But that’s OK. Some people find inspiration in sadness and turmoil; I am not one of those people. My desire to write comes from happiness. And opening this blog today to write is a very good sign that there might be water in the well yet. For roughly two handfuls of people, this is welcome news. My natural habitat is happiness; my innate disposition is joy, and …read more

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