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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my love of the English language and how when I was a kid I would read a Thesaurus just for fun. Somehow in our attempt to “simplify” everything we have created an entire language with emojis and I doubt anyone under the age of 20 knows what a […]

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IT’S BELTANE!!! IT’S MAY DAY!!

Originally posted May 1, 2018. Reposting When I was a little girl I looked forward to the first of May with more happiness and anticipation than I did Christmas!!  It was my chance to sneak in and surprise those I loved and it was the best feeling of the entire year!! If it happened to […]

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Any Day Now…(insert the eye roll)

Rain is good for the soul, right? I thought so too until we have been under flood warnings again. I realize that there is nothing that I can do to stop the rain, believe me I would if I could, but enough is enough here in the Heartland. Nebraska is still in the recovery process […]

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Air…..not so much

Like asthma steals your air, Heavy like suffocation under water, The weight of life creeps up and puts a rag covered in ether over my face.My eyes go hazy and all I see is you.You know my painYou know my hurtYou say it’s not time….Breathe you sayStop thinking, you saySleep in peace and serve the […]

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Thank you Rusty Peter

I’ve Lost my dog. He wasn’t just any dog you see, he was beautiful, smart, and perfect for us! We have all said that he saved us, each one in their own way, he saved us. We uprooted our family in 2005; uprooted everything at 5, 11, and 15. It was a hot day in […]

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❤️🤪❤️😍

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my love of the English language and how when I was a kid I would read a Thesaurus just for fun. Somehow in our attempt to “simplify” everything we have created an entire language with emojis and I doubt anyone under the age of 20 knows what a […]

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Can you hear me?

As I hold your hand I thought about how many times I studied them, the shape, your fingers, your rings, the softness. I think about the mornings over a cup of coffee and a cigarette and watching how you held your cards while we played our thousandth game of gin rummy. I think about seeing […]

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Empathy. Get ya some!

I am an empath. There. I admit it. My kids tease me that I wear a sign at all times saying “Tell me your life story, your grossest physical ailment, all about your drama, what’s hurting you, and let me hug you!” I get it!! I am guilty as charged and I’m more than good […]

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Little Truant Bird

Queen of the eye rollers, that’s me! If fact,  I roll them when I don’t even mean to! I used to think it was a habit, but I am fairly sure that it defines me!! It must have been genetically programmed into my children because they have the tendency too!  I was once called into […]

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Cha cha cha changes

Ask for a topic and I get several and really all of them give me ideas that give way to larger discussion! Choices, strength, friends, finding yourself, graduation, marrying into a family (of which I won’t touch!), even tick viruses, but I think the thing that is heavy on my mind is “finding myself and […]

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Cranes

Sandhill cranes are interesting creatures. While I am fiercely afraid of birds, I am fascinated by these birds. In 1991 when we moved to Nebraska with our 5 day old baby, we were unfamiliar with any Nebraska history or tourism. One Sunday after church in March of 1992 we went to Kearney to shop and […]

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