The Uphill Slide

There is always something.

09/04/2017
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Truth or Dare

My stomach flip-flopped as I climbed the steps at the Allegheny County Courthouse almost two months ago. The vise was tightening. Psychological torture. Control device. Others call it rehabilitation and just a monitoring tool. Just a difference of opinion? This … Continue reading

02/17/2017
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Evolution

Today I started researching writing courses. The Creative Nonfiction website offered an opportunity to write a story about starting over, a paying opportunity. I’m starting over, a story I share with women of all ages. I’m 65 years old starting over. I’ve … Continue reading

01/19/2017
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Women Without Men, Men With Women

I was watching An Unmarried Woman last night, an Oscar-nominated movie with the Oscar-nominated Jill Clayburgh in the title role. Clayburgh becomes unmarried after her cheating spouse leaves her. It the age-old plot of so many movies, books and life. A woman … Continue reading

05/18/2016
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Story In the Details

I recently read a heartbreaking article written by Gene Weingarten for the Washington Post about parents who forgot their children in the car . His article shared the stories of several of those devastated parents. Over two years ago, I read … Continue reading

04/20/2016
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Hate Rears Its Ugly Head Today

The title explains my day’s beginning. A phone call engulfs me in the flames of hate: I spit out words of venom and vengeance upon the heads and souls and lives of people who have brought us to this moment even … Continue reading