Tag Archives: Blogging

Walking Away From the Law

I have 269 days left of the practice of law; not that I’m counting. I will be fifty-six at the end of the year, which means I’m leaving the practice during my peak earning potential. I could go to another … Continue reading

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The more things change . . .

Two years ago, as my mother was dying from Alzheimer’s, I wondered how my life would be different once she was gone. I felt as if I was suspended between my life before the deaths of my nuclear family, and … Continue reading

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Why I Blog

I’ve written stories and poems since I could string a series of words together with a pencil in my Big Chief Writing Tablet. My first short story was about a girl, Miranda, and her horse. (Like many young girls, I really wanted, but … Continue reading

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This post is so timely that I feel compelled to reblog. Just beautiful. Thank you, Kimberly!

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What’s In A Name?

A journal by any other word would be as true. Or would it? What if you called it a blog? Blogging is odd. When I first started, I had no idea what it was about. I wrote and wrote and … Continue reading

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I’d like to thank the Academy.

Today is epic in the life of my blog. Gail at 300 Word Limit nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I highly recommend you check Gail out. Thank you, Gail! To be honest, I sometimes wonder if the sturm … Continue reading

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Now that the shitty events of 2012 are nearly behind me and I’ve written the obligatory farewell-cruel-year post, I’d like to get back to the topic that propelled me to start this blog: men. I started and stopped several blogs … Continue reading

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Gloaming of 2012

2012 was a year of life at its rawest. Pain and grief were abundant. But I also received the gifts of grace, hope, and joy. My oldest brother died in April at age 56 of health issues related to alcoholism. My … Continue reading

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After a fabulous vacation in Tuscany, I am back to the mundanities of life. I’ve spent the past week and a half digging out at work (and getting behind on my blogging). I traveled to Chicago for meetings this week, and … Continue reading

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Ontario Summers

What I remember most about my childhood is moving vans and boxes. But no matter where we lived—Chicago, Saginaw, Denver, Long Island, Houston, Charlotte—we always spent our summers in the same place: Lake Superior, Ontario. Here are some photos from … Continue reading

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