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A Bittersweet Milestone

The Alpine Tower at Camp

What a week last week was! For the first time ever, I dropped both of my girls off at a sleepaway camp for a week. 1,161 more words



Are you done?

Are you done being the jail my figure enters each day
Are you done wasting a fifth of my life showing me The Way… 162 more words


One year

Today marks my one year anniversary with Altaïr.

One year ago, I drove to the airport with my sisters to pick up a little, wet (and yellow) Samoyed puppy. 575 more words


Learning to be Human

“All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

– J.R.R. Tolkien

When you’re little you think that adults have everything figured out, but the older I get the more I realise that everyone is just making it up as they go along.

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If sledding were enough

My daughter, now 18 and a woman leaves at 10am today for a 6 month trip to Europe. Amid all my pride and happiness for her I feel a sense of loss for my baby – the mark of every loving parent I suppose. 126 more words


5 Ways To Cope With Moving Away From Family

I’ve never been one to live at home long.

Okay, not never. As a child, I of course lived at home. Pretty standard. Then, I went off to college, moved back in for a bit after out of necessity, and hit the pavement again as soon as possible. 1,282 more words

Collective World

Fury from the Top of the Stairs

During the second Doctor’s tenure on Doctor Who, the series featured a companion named Victoria.  

Victoria had a tendency to scream whenever she encountered any of the various monsters that cropped up during the second Doctor’s era to the point that her final story, “Fury from the Deep” used her screams as a way to keep the monster of the serial at bay.* 306 more words