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what happened to joy?

There’s a 7-year old who shares my house, and my life.

She is ridiculously, relentlessly, noisily happy.

I mean, within moments of her eyes opening in the morning there’s a smile on her face, and it rarely leaves until the last giggling, cackling, out-loud goodnight tickle fades away.  390 more words


Writing Prompt: August Blues

As a kid, were you happy or anxious about going back to school? Now that you’re older, how has your attitude toward the end of the summer evolved? 411 more words

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Daily Post: Backhanded Compliments

What’s the best (or rather, worst) backhanded compliment you’ve ever received? 

The glass windows stretched from ceiling to floor. Every night the janitorial staff hauled a ladder into the west facing offices to polish the windows to near invisibility. 474 more words

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The Restoration of Self.

          I’ve had several conversations recently with people who have been feeling varying degrees of overwhelmed by what is going on out there in the world. I tend to be a somewhat solitary sort if not down right reclusive at times because I am one of those people who sometimes takes too much in and as a result over the years I have learned when I have to pull back from the world really as a matter of some kind of self preservation. 1,201 more words


An Apology and a Request

Sorry for all the silence and picture spam lately. It’s just. . .

Life is hard right now.

And for the first time in my life, writing doesn’t help at all. 95 more words

Stories From My Life