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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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Bringing Christmas Home

Stan Ellis stuffed the last of his purchases into his camper shell.  Smiling proudly, he strode to the driver’s door, unlocked it, and climbed behind the wheel.  The engine started immediately, and so after giving it an extra shot of … 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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A Halloween Memory

The only part of Halloween that I ever liked was the endless pursuit of free candy. From the time my brother and I were in middle school, we would roam miles from home knocking on doors on streets that we … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Memories

  I was afraid of you from the very beginning. As far back as I can remember, I cannot recall A single incident in which you held me in your arms, Consoled me when I was sad, Comforted me when … Continue reading

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Fearful Memories

She came to her mother in the night smelling of sweat, fear and sour breath with hair tangled into miserable knots crying about the monsters plaguing her dreams which resembled all too closely the boys who teased her mercilessly at … Continue reading

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Going Home

Home is beckoning I long to run my fingers down my cat’s back hear his plaintive meow when he’s hungry I miss the loud calls of my birds as they speak to one another across the room I miss my … Continue reading

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