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Bicycles and Baseball (Writing is Hard Pt. 23)

Today is Day 23 of my 30-day writing challenge – only one week left! Today I decided to write about a family photo from what seems like another life… There are fingerprints and small scratches on the surface of the photo, and although they do not hinder the view, they do emphasize how much time… Continue reading Bicycles and Baseball (Writing is Hard Pt. 23)

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What I Learned from My Parents’ Marriage (Writing is Hard Pt. 7)

Today is Day 7 of my 30-day writing challenge. Today also would have been my parents’ 31st wedding anniversary, so I would like to share some lessons on love based on their marriage. 1) Marry Your Best Friend On top of being husband and wife, my parents were also best friends. They were that dorky,… Continue reading What I Learned from My Parents’ Marriage (Writing is Hard Pt. 7)

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I’m Fine: My Obsession with Control

My dad was dead. My mom was depressed. My sister was a mess. And I was fine. I mean, sure, I was sad, but sad an appropriate, normal amount. I was handling things. I was the responsible one. I was organized. I did my homework. I cleaned the house. I was the one who kept… Continue reading I’m Fine: My Obsession with Control

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Returning to My Childhood Home

I sit quietly in an eerily familiar room, now a stranger. I look around the darkened room and suddenly see the computer against the wall transform into a black keyboard. Even though I know the walls are painted a pretty purple, I see the old-fashioned wood paneling creeping its way up the wall. I try… Continue reading Returning to My Childhood Home

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Life after Death: The Reality of a Family in Purgatory

The Beginning It was a sunny day in late May, I believe May 26th to be exact. My little sister and I went home from school with my friend Nicole; we were in the same Girl Scout troop, Troop 592, and my sister Tara almost always tagged along with me. Nicole's mother took us to King… Continue reading Life after Death: The Reality of a Family in Purgatory