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the good old days

the good old days

The thrill of summer is palatable. I could nearly feel it vibrating in the air as I watched the eighth-turned-ninth-grade students my husband teaches march up the aisle at their graduation a couple of weeks ago. Young couples ride the train into the city in the late morning, flirting all the way, free to adventure […]

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this will help us

this will help us

I walk to the train station in the cool, quiet morning, rain misting gently from the sky. More than falling, the tiny drips hang in the air like stars in the night sky, and I am strolling through the constellations, collecting their magic dust on my skin. Walking through the rain-like-stars, I feel lyrical, poetic. […]

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then we can dance

then we can dance

In her fantastic book Bird by Bird (which I firmly believe every writer or aspiring writer or potential writer, and maybe also everyone else, should read) Anne Lamott says, The great writers keep writing about the cold dark place within, the water under a frozen lake or the secluded, camouflaged hole. The light they shine on this hole, […]

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we leaned in

we leaned in

During college, when I was living and studying in Spain, my friends and I took our first trip to Valencia in February — Valencia ciudad, we would say, as the region holds the same name. We had only been in Spain for a month. We lived just two hours away by bus, but we were young and the […]

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