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You Rise

(For my dear sister, Kay, I’m so sorry I couldn’t save you.) Your face is fading. I see shadows of chin, cheekbone, childhood inside my...

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Drano Love

If only you could drown the heart in Drano, unclogging the feelings stuck in your chest. Feelings that will never find words effective...

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The Shot and The Draw: Teenage Heartbreak

I still remember the feeling of my first heartbreak. I’m not talking about –you’re over there and I’m way over here-heartbreak,...

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White Picket Fence

Material possessions are worth nothing. It is love and family that counts for everything. Before the after, I tried to have it all. Long...

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Pebbles in Water: Self-Awareness and You

Spoiler Alert, I people watch. Partly because I don’t like to engage in idle chatter with near strangers to pass the time and partly...

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My Addiction

You are my addiction, so sweet and tempting, like the aroma of my favorite meal, that I cannot resist, or taste. My path to...

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The Monkey’s Fist

Mr. Tyre yawned and shuffled stark white paperwork around on his desk. Fluorescent lights beamed over his healthy gray hair. Angela yawned...

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The Dark Side of Modeling: Sex, BDD, and Self-Destruction

The director of my agency…was in his…mid-fifties, and I was in my early twenties. It was very clear that if I slept with him…I would...

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series: Mistress Desire and the Lonely Flame Emotions methylated, Her dreams syncopated. Quietened by the...

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The Friday Bookmobile

Take no heed of her…. She reads a lot of books.―Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair I cannot tell my son I walked to or from school in...

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Parenting Adult Children. Not.

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series: What's Buzzing with Bea Will somebody help me…please? This article could start out with...

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Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved me

This story is old, but it goes on. Last night she dreamt somebody loved her, The walls she built came tumbling down, One by one Her chains...

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Grandma Josephine

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series: Sicilian Ancestors My godmother tells me stories of my mother’s mother, her aunt, called Pepina....

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Dinner with Donald Trump

It was a chilly evening in NYC. My husband and I were invited to have dinner with my then”new agent” (one of many, indeed the...

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Screwdriver *trigger warning*

Her glass is slick with condensation or sweat. It’s not hot in here. Why am I sweating? The contents of the short cup are a muted orange....

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Camera Cracks

She wants to turn on the camera. Needs to turn on the camera. Must not turn on the camera. But feels compelled to hide behind her mask of...

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I stand there, crazy. No space ships waiting or begging me to clean up dust. Stars away stare into me like fire, encroaching. Single files...

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Of Flowers and Thorns

My friend is like a hummingbird, flapping her wings eighty times per second. Her voice goes up an octave when she talks about him and her...

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The Revealing

along the road of differences precious stones of similarities are deliciously found so please take  your time you are worth the wait...

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The Messenger

Brian Gardner parked the BMW in the empty lot. He had never come to the park this late to run but Professor Davis insisted on seeing him...

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Overrun By Assholes

What do you do when you’re a nice person and you are attacked by an asshole? I think most of us are nice by nature. We are willing to put...

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Telling the Maverick Good-bye

I rattled in dull blue uncertainty until low-tread Maverick tires threatened to blow and the rims were almost ready to fall off. I fed...

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An Open Letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez: Changing the Culture of Sexual Violence

Dear Secretary Perez, More than 27 million women shared their experiences of sexual assault, tweeting in the wake of Donald Trump’s...

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The walls never scared you, you knew breaking them down was never an option. You didn’t come with armour or fancy words Instead you came...

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10 Tips on Becoming the Perfect Houseguest

“Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” ―Benjamin Franklin I lived in Laguna Beach, California and hosted many...

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Being Jennifer Levin’s Mother

I grew up in the same building that Jennifer Levin’s mother lived in. Do you remember Jennifer Levin? She was the 18-year-old girl who...

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