Monthly Archives: November 2017

Holiday Blues

What do you tell the children who find no quarter under their pillows – the missing gift of the tooth fairy – when the proper homage has been paid?   What do you tell the sad little girl whose stocking … Continue reading

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Happenstance

  What if my family had never moved From Ohio to California And yours had never come from Nebraska. What if we both hadn’t found jobs Working for the same government agency. What if I hadn’t transferred to your office … Continue reading

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Defying the Odds

Neither of my parents went to college. In fact, my mother never attended one day of high school. None of my aunts or uncles or even not one cousin enrolled in college. It just wasn’t something that was done in … Continue reading

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Earthquake!

  When I was a senior in college I lived in an apartment suite with three other girls, one of them from Japan. Three of us were used to earthquakes as we all lived in northern California. The fourth girl, … Continue reading

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