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Just Because Someone Typed It, Doesn’t Make It True

Photo by Bonnie Kittle on Unsplash Someone called me an a$$ for this post about my daughter's constant [...]

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What to Do When Inspiration Is Hiding

  Here's the thing about creative writing: When the inspiration ain't there, it ain't there. I struggle with [...]

Why I Don’t Like Being Needed — And Why I Also Absolutely Love It

Mothers are needed by their children. The sky is also blue. And I'm Captain Obvious. But the sky [...]

A Reminder: I Can Make a Difference

If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is around to hear it, did it happen? I [...]

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Today, I Wear Red — A Day Without a Woman

Drawing on the momentum of the Women's March, another movement is taking place today, International Women's Day. A Day [...]

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Trump Can Even Cause Writer’s Block?

I don't like disappointing people. You may say that's true for everyone, but you and I both have [...]

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Common Ground — Let’s Find It!

I'm not a Republican. And I'm not a Democrat. In fact, I used to be very against the [...]

Deep Thoughts Holidays

When Christmas Is Depressing

Last Christmas was depressing and cruel. After a long, hard year, we were out of funds and struggling [...]

Messy Spirituality

My spiritual life was simple for a long time. Routine, even. I believed what I had been taught, but not just because someone told me these things were true.

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We’ve Seen This Before

"Learn English! Or go back to where you came from!" I couldn't believe my ears. A woman in [...]