Monthly Archives: January 2017

Mounting Fears

In 1964 I was a freshman at Beavercreek High School in rural Ohio. I was a lonely, introspective young girl with an active imagination and an ability to seal myself off from whatever goings on were taking place around me. … Continue reading

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Internet for Me

Internet junkie, I’m not. I do know the exact spot for downloading my music; soul-soothing, rhythmic tonic, not too classic, not too hot.   Find a gadget? Takes a “sec,” because I know where to check. MySpace is just not … Continue reading

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A Lament

  You loved me when I was sick. You held my hand Placed cool washcloths against my forehead Took my temperature faithfully Fed me homemade chicken soup Until I was better And then we returned to normal. Me, the athletic … Continue reading

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Restless Leg Syndrome

It’s been well over forty years since the burning began. At first I thought my legs hurt because of a lack of potassium. I played on two soccer teams, referred three to four youth soccer games a weekend, and coached … Continue reading

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Jocelyn’s Story

Jocelyn never knew her dad. When she was tiny, her mom told her that he was away at work, but when she got old enough to understand, she found out that he died. Not in a glamorous way, like fighting … Continue reading

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