The Uphill Slide

There is always something.

02/06/2018
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Grammy’s Toys

Gray winter weekends suck. But still I prayed like everyone else for Fridays to put an end to school and work even though neither was that bad. And for years Fridays didn’t end my work week, and I complained about … Continue reading

02/04/2018
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From the Beginning

My grandson was screaming 1•2•3 cannonball. His voice coming through my headphones rousted me from my bedroom. As I walked down the long hallway, he stood with his back to the mantle shouting as he ran and jumped into a … Continue reading

12/27/2017
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What’s More Important?

It’s post-Christmas Day. I had such celebratory expectations for the holiday that every illness and death and sad story hit me. Another one! There was a bunch of news like that in my circle. But to be fair, every year … Continue reading

06/05/2017
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A Dollar

Caleb was crying as his mother left. “Let’s go for a walk.” Destination: ice cream. We walked, starting together, then me leading. “Come on.” From his two-almost-three-year-old vantage point, the street holds a world of discovery:  stones, puddles, pine cones, … Continue reading