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Between the Years

Yesterday, as I read through my daily blog subscriptions, a particular post caught my eye. The post called The Dash on Tales of a (Recovering) Disordered Eater referenced and shared a beautiful poem called “The Dash” by Linda Ellis. I’d never heard of it before, and I think I was meant to read it just when I … Continue reading

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My Heart

I received a catalogue in the mail from Garden Botanika this week. GB used to be one of my favorite mall stores until it closed up shop and went to online/catalogue business only. Anyway … they make a wonderful fragrance called Heart; it’s a beautiful, fresh, clean scent. I used to get compliments all the time … Continue reading

Launch Pad to Heaven
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Launch Pad to Heaven

The worn hardwood floors vibrated angrily as the massive, electric oxygen tank jumped and jittered in the corner of the living room like a shuttle getting ready to launch into space. Rotations of friends and family armed with food and stories overflowed from one room to the next. The house where Mama and Daddy raised … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

A lot, actually.  More than I thought, now that I think of it.  By the time my parents got to me, numero seven-o, they had a hard time coming up with a name.  I’ve been told that I was without a name for some time (back then, moms and new babies stayed in the hospital … Continue reading

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Hoodwinky …

… No, it’s not a real word.  And it doesn’t have anything to do with being tricked, as in “I’ve been hoodwinked!”  (Although I do love that phrase and should definitely use it more.)  It’s what my Mama used to call Hoodia.  You know, that herbal supplement that is supposed to suppress your appetite and help … Continue reading