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My MeToo Experience...Or One of Them, At Least

The other day on Facebook, I noticed a friend had referenced the MeToo stories circulating on social media, in which women acknowledged the sexual harassment and assault they’d faced. 803 more words

Spiritual Musings

Sometime In Autumn

This morning, the younger daughter and I noticed the phlox, now fully blackened with frost, has withered enough to let light beneath our deck. The two of us (barefoot in October!) looked down through the slats. 79 more words

My thoughts after the Women's Retreat

So, I’ve told you what the retreat was all about. I mean, I learned so many things during and because of it. I now have new tools to  449 more words



When you get to the coffee shop, order, get baby settled, pull out your paperwork and planner…

…and the only writing utensils you can find in your bag are crayons. 8 more words


My doctor told me I can't be around you

Asa doesn’t want bad vibes.  Fair.  Your friend group for TV is stressful.

Reza complains about the cost of surrogacy and wants to make sure his marriage is stable before investing the cost of a nice house in Waco.  146 more words

Spoonie Life

Discover: When They Talk

+Jeanne Takenaka @JeanneTakenaka

Our Five Minute Friday prompt this week is—DISCOVER. This largely unedited “rough draft” form of writing stretches this perfectionist, in the best of ways. 493 more words

Jeanne Takenaka

20 years ago this month, i moved to NYC.

i had big dreams in my heart of performing musical theatre on broadway.

but i was so insecure, comparing myself to the amazing singers and dancers around me that i let that control my emotions and i would freak out at auditions, sounding like a meek, out-of-tune mouse. 137 more words

Cystic Fibrosis