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Things That Go Bump in the Night + an Excerpt

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Yes, I’m still working through old and new horror movies and shows  for the season.  I had wanted to see American Horror Story more than once, but I think I remember that when it started something else that I liked was on at the same time.   658 more words

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When You No Longer Trust Yourself

The email came from  my son’s former gymnastics school:

“We are heartbroken and shocked” it began, and went on to tell two decade’s worth of local families that the man who coached their sons, working with boys as young as 4 and as old as 18, had been arrested for sexual assault of a minor, a relative. 810 more words


She's Going to Do WHAT?!

Okay, here it goes…I’m about to publicly commit to something that may turn around and bite me in my middle-aged behind. But, I’m a grownup, I’m brave, and brash (not really, but I like the word), and also willing to take some risks in life because otherwise? 533 more words


Put A Little Spin On It

If I had a dollar for every time a writer friend has said this to me in the last two months:” I feel like everyone else is doing these great things and making this great progress and I’m just stuck here.” I wouldn’t be rich, but I’d be set for coffee money for the foreseeable future. 584 more words


I Get By With A Little Help

I have a neighbor who loves to get help. Paid help. Cleaning ladies, yard people, nannies, whatever, she loves it. For whatever reason I’ve never been that way. 675 more words


Cheers To You, Autumn

Autumn equinox brings the balance of day and night, light and dark. And here in the mountains of California, the first crisp day of Autumn brought a cool morning that required a thick, fully zipped sweatshirt in order to sit out on the terrace and sip coffee; the morning routine. 327 more words


Disrupted Plans

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It was a beautiful day here today, finally, more like fall than summer, and it looks like there are more days like that in my near future.   238 more words

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