By Any Other Name

How to build a group 101: Find people who share a common bond, like say, self-governance and liberation from British Monarchy. You make statements about your values, for example: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Standards of behavior will assert themselves, or if your group is large, those might need to be codified and […]

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It’s July 23rd??

You know how the old saying goes… how can I miss you if you won’t go away? I don’t know what has happened to my desire to blog. Ok, not exactly true. I listened to Marketplace this evening while I was on my way to pick up my daughter.  It was an interview with Beau […]

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Entrenchment

When my daughter was little, she read like crazy. She chewed through the entire Harry Potter series in second grade and like a lot of kids, loved the magical, imaginative, world of possibilities it created. Around that same time, controversy surrounding the movie version of another young adult fantasy series, The Golden Compass swirled, forwarding the idea […]

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Ordinary Miracles

I woke up the other morning at 3:30, my mind racing with mundane but persistent thoughts. Something I’d done, something I’d forgotten to do, nothing even remotely interesting. Like most well-adjusted folks, my husband was asleep, so once I realized I wasn’t going to drift back to blissful unconsciousness, I sneaked downstairs to watch television. […]

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Poetry Friday

Passover ~ Lynn Ungar Then you shall take some of the blood, and put it on the door posts and the lintels of the houses . . . and when I see the blood, I shall pass over you, and no plague shall fall upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of […]

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That Annual Ritual

It’s my 47th birthday. For the past six years, I have spent a least a portion of milestone days wondering if each one was the last. I’ve measured time differently, divided my life into “before cancer” and “after cancer.” Before became after two months past my 41st birthday. Yesterday I was writing in my journal […]

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141 Days

No, that’s not how long it has been since I’ve posted, although it kind of feels like it. That’s how long I made it without an SSRI.  I definitely did it my way this time, stopping cold on November 3rd and riding the waves of “discontinuation syndrome.”  (you can’t call it withdrawal because technically it […]

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