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Dreaming With Light

My children sleep with dream lights. They are not the Dream Lites advertised on television because we assumed, of course, those would not work. When the kids started asking for the ones on television, however, we found these at a … Continue reading

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This Comes With 40

I have written about turning 40 before. When I actually turned 40. That was more than two years ago. And my perspective has changed–slightly but significantly. Slowly, I’ve become less concerned with the opinions others hold of me, and terribly … Continue reading

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The Deal We Get

Before long we learn, in this life, that we are not here forever. We learn through the changing of seasons, the loss of our pets in childhood, the death of a loved one. We get no guarantee of numbers. So … Continue reading

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It Is Too Much With Us

William Wordsworth wrote his sonnet, The World Is Too Much With Us, in 1802 out of anger with the increased materialism of his time. While the frustration is of a different source and of a different moment, it was a … Continue reading

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What Will They Remember?

I am not sure they will remember the year I lightened my hair to a strange reddish tone, or when I lost five pounds. Or gained seven. Or if they will remember the clothes in my closet, the handbags they … Continue reading

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How I Do Okay

Someone asked me how I manage to feel “okay.” This was in the context of talking about depression, feeling overwhelmed with three young kids, my husband’s extreme work schedule, and my own work with demanding deadlines. You know–just another conversation … Continue reading

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The Mind Has Its Battles Too

One need not be a chamber to be haunted.. -Emily Dickinson I am in a small and selfish place right now. It is quite familiar to me. That’s what eating disorders are like. They make you think only of yourself and … Continue reading

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