Category Archives: Gratitude

Humor Takes All

Hard to be cheery when you’re grieving. but what better way to heal, acting as if until you are. The little girls of the family renting my late friend Mimi’s apartment, made me roses out of pink Kleenex, their stems … Continue reading

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So Long Mimi

My friend Mimi died, passed away peacefully in her sleep. Though well into her 80s, it’s not a comfort when someone says, she lived a good life. Maybe so, but my sadness still surrounds me like a scrim I can’t quite see … Continue reading

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Edwina Allan Poe

I seem to be giving the term cranky all new meaning, blaming it on the weather, but it dawned on me, I’m kinda like this all year round. All writers are moody, I’m told. I try finding comfort in this, … Continue reading

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Those 3 a.m. Voices

Sometimes at exactly 3, I sit straight up in bed as if someone called my name. I sense something, a presence that I realize is just me calling out to myself. My mind at once opens one of two drawers. … Continue reading

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We Have Risen

 I’ve always loved Easter Sunday ever since I was a kid. Was it the chocolate, my new patent leather Mary Janes, or the ceasefires my parents called actually speaking to one another. I can still see the lilac peeking from … Continue reading

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You Kan Change The World

It was around supper time on Valentine’s Day, when I opened my door to a folded heart stuck in one of my sneakers. I always take them off before coming in, serving as a handy mailbox. It was from the … Continue reading

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Things Could Be Worse

I’m in Starbucks obsessing over some concerns I have. I know enough, when I’m in this place, to compose an immediate gratitude list to bail myself out of my ceremonial self-pity. Before I could whip out my notebook, a woman … Continue reading

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Some Of What I’m Grateful For

To be even aware, to be grateful. For waking up every day feet firmly on the floor, regardless of how I feel. That I can still run in my 6th decade alongside nature, my truest companion. Reading as a major … Continue reading

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Shove Thy Neighbor

I’m in the elevator with a woman in a fur coat I think lives on 12.  She’s in her 80s, still snappily dressed, but occasionally stalls like a Chevy forgetting where she’s parked. I was told by her daughter, if … Continue reading

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New Year’s Revolution

No, that’s not one of my famous typos, it’s how I’m approaching 2018, like a WAC,  going to war. It’s interesting how army women are called WACS, short for Women’s Army Core.   Wonder whose testosterone was overflowing when that … Continue reading

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