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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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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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The Travel Bug

I love to travel! It’s fun to visit relatives. Spend time talking and doing things together. We have been lucky over the years to be able to see many places. Yosemite. Yellowstone. Lessen. Sequoia Kings Canyon. Crater Lake. Grand Canyon. … Continue reading

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Bashfulness Explained

I was a socially awkward child. There was a reason for it. When you’ve been scolded for speaking in the presence of visitors, when you’ve been made fun of and teased mercilessly, you learn that no one cares what you … Continue reading

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Nighttime Imagination

Unfortunately I have an excellent imagination. This can be a boon when I read books about people and places I’ve never known as I can place myself in their story. It is a curse, however, when I wake in the … Continue reading

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