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Unbroken Cycle

His long slender fingers rake through his dirty blonde locks, and Randy wonders briefly why his hair always has that slightly greasy look about it, even when freshly washed.  572 more words


79 Days. Ups and Downs. Kind of white knuckling it. Not necessarily thinking about a drink, but wishing I could … in some way … just not be so emotionally  733 more words


Flags and Flagpoles (Why I'm So Glad I Didn't Get the Marriage I Hoped For)

With our twentieth wedding anniversary quickly approaching, along with our first daughter’s high school graduation, my hubby and I decided to take a bit of inventory.   950 more words


My Childhood - a glimpse!

My Dad was a tough man and a general contractor a journeyman carpenter to be exact. He suffered alot for the business of the Ski Shop and Cheery Top Ski  Area that he founded, developed, owned and operated. 1,187 more words

Beating Fear

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Agree to Disagree.”

Agree to Disagree

Do you have a good friend or close relative with whom you disagree on a major issue (political, personal, cultural)?

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Beating Fear


The nightmare begins for the Lewis family with a phone call in the middle of the night.

Mark and Jennifer Lewis have been living a comfortable life in Philadelphia: Mark with his law practice, and Jennifer managing the home and priding herself on how well their three children are doing. 388 more words

Book Review

God Knows Our Name

A few weeks before my father entered a long term care facility, he had reached into his billfold and handed me two five-dollar bills. Then he had said, “I wish I could do more.” I was struggling financially at the time, but was taken completely by surprise at the unexpected gesture of love and concern. 303 more words