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Death of A Smalltown Cafe

For 3 years, my son Z and I went for breakfast every other week at this little cafe down the road from our house. I loved this place because we would walk in and everyone would greet us. The waitress would bring us our beverages. The cook already had our orders in before we even… Read More Death of A Smalltown Cafe

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While I’ve Been Away

So the other day I was thinking about how things are finally getting better for me. For one thing, I graduated from college three weeks ago. Considering that I started in 1991, the fact that I finally finished is no small feat for me. Seriously. I am so proud of myself and I am not… Read More While I’ve Been Away

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How I Became a Licensed Driver

This semester I am taking a class I have literally been waiting my entire life to take: my first creative writing class since I sat in Mrs. Dulgar’s writing class in my senior year of high school. Anyways, the class is non-fiction writing.  (Non-fiction writing=true stories). How cool is it to take a class where… Read More How I Became a Licensed Driver

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Here’s A Story

Yesterday one of my coworkers told me that our former boss had stopped by with some great news: Her book was finally published! And, we could buy it on Amazon.com for only $17.99! A few months ago, she (my then boss) and I were talking and she told me that she was in the final… Read More Here’s A Story

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The Truth About English Majors

It might surprise you to know that not every English major wants to be a teacher. I know, because I am an English major, and I have never had any intentions of teaching. Even when I was a Spanish major, I didn’t think I would be a teacher.  I don’t like talking in front of… Read More The Truth About English Majors

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Friends In High Spaces

Every so often I randomly see something and it makes me think about something or someone I knew way back when. Yesterday something like that happened. I was browsing at the used bookstore in the mall… browsing because it is January and I am post-Christmas broke and can’t really afford to buy anything, and I… Read More Friends In High Spaces

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Thoughts on The Fourth Day of The Year

For many years I swore that the year I was currently experiencing was the “worst” ever. Bad things kept happening, and despite the fact that I would wish the badness of the year away, things only seemed to get worse with the change of the new year. At a certain point every year seemed to… Read More Thoughts on The Fourth Day of The Year

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The Reason Why Santa Will Always be Real for Me

Christmas is a few days away and I am still finishing up things like wrapping gifts.  I love the look of wrapped gifts under the tree.  So every year, all of the gifts go under the tree several days before Christmas. That is, except for the Santa gifts that mysteriously show up on Christmas day.… Read More The Reason Why Santa Will Always be Real for Me

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They Called Me “Gringa”

I’m currently working on my portfolio that is required of me to graduate with a degree in Rhetoric/Writing. This is one of the pieces I am including. It has been over 25 years since I set foot in Costa Rica, but the memories I had of that summer will stay with me forever. When I… Read More They Called Me “Gringa”

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Day 30…2 days later.

At 12:15am as I was laying in bed Sunday night I realized that I had failed to post anything for day 30 of the Nablopomo challenge. Lots of reasons for that. My kids and I had a belated Thanksgiving dinner and we finished decorating the house for Christmas. Now I just need to shop. I… Read More Day 30…2 days later.