Category Archives: Personal Essay

Taking Care of Me

I really like going to the gym. Even at my heaviest, I went to the gym five times a week, at a minimum. Sometimes I went every day. Sometimes I skipped a Sunday, especially when I had to clean bird … Continue reading

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Conference Behaviors

As I am getting ready to attend my favorite writer’s conference, I need to remind myself of how to get the most from the experience. You’d think by now that I’d have it down pat, but because I am essentially … Continue reading

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My Place in History

Today I visited a historical museum with my family. It was an interesting experience. in almost every room I found something from my past. For example, in the school room was a reader that I had used and desks with … Continue reading

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Fall from Grace

I don’t know why my first skiing trip came to mind in the middle of July, but it did. It’s not like it snows here, which it doesn’t, and unfortunately we’re in the middle of a heat wave, so it’s … Continue reading

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My Wishes, Over Time

When I was a child, my dreams were three-fold: happiness, safety, and love. I don’t remember the specifics as it’s been far too many years, but I felt as if I lacked all three. Early pictures of me show a … Continue reading

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Norway explored

For the past several days my husband and I have been exploring parts of Norway with a tour group. We have seen marvelous things and been impressed with the majesty of craggy mountains, immense fjords and beautifully maintained historic buildings. … Continue reading

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Away From Home

In my last post I mentioned that I love traveling. I am currently on a journey throughout Scandinavia and having a wonderful time. We began our overseas trip with three nights in Amsterdam. What a beautiful city! Cobblestone streets. Bicycles … Continue reading

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