Just What The Doctor Ordered

I spent last week in my hometown of Lexington, Ky. The trip itself was bittersweet. While it was wonderful to visit with my family, it was a reminder that one important piece of the family puzzle was missing. A year ago this past Saturday, my mother died unexpectedly at the age of 54. While the…
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Cool Status Reinstated

I had a bursting of my bubble two weeks ago. I was on the phone with my brother when I asked if I could talk to my nieces. Usually chatterboxes, all I managed to garner was, “Hi Aunt Robin. Bye Aunt Robin. Love you!” When my brother took back over the phone, I told him…
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Feeling Naked

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, or have said, “I feel naked without my…” fill in the blank. Today, dear readers, I am naked due to my lack of a cell phone. The malady struck late last night as my phone decided it didn’t want to turn on past a loading screen. My immediate thought…
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Is The Pen A Double-edged Sword?

Last week two school shootings occurred — one in neighboring South Dakota, the other in Oregon. It is one of those occasions where I am grateful to not have cable television or even rabbit ears to avoid the inevitable dissections and discussions of what went wrong and who is truly to blame. I’m 34 years…
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Counting Down The Days

My brother called me the other day and I got a chance to talk to two of my nieces, Graci and Ella, and my nephew, Gage. Gage will soon be 4 years old and was happy to tell me “how many monies” he had. In case you were wondering, he had six “monies.” That’s about…
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