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What is Love?

I can’t wait to see how she turns out.

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Asking the impossible: respond with anger, hope, justice — Love

The only emotion I refuse to feel in reference to the horrific murders at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC is hopelessness. I refuse to give up and give in. Hopelessness would be an affront to the nine people … Continue reading

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Watching Someone Get Old is Hard

Watching someone get old and prepare to die is hard. It’s really hard. And sad. And quiet. The inability to fight the inevitable end sometimes makes me cry in the shower. Not for myself, but for my friend Esther. Not … Continue reading

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Learn to Love You.

“I am a rare and magnificent gift to the Universe. Behold, and cherish me.” This image* reminded me of when I wrote this old post about a Zumba teacher’s encouragement to appreciate yourself. Give a hug to the most important … Continue reading

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Just What I Needed to Hear: Irisha’s Mantra

Sweat was heavy on my back, and my faded t-shirt stuck to my shoulder blades.  I had my arms wrapped protectively around my body, and tears had welled-up in my tightly closed eyes.  I followed directions to repeat what I … Continue reading

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Warning: Feeling Groovy (or Warm Fuzzies are So Not Me, but there you go)

It’s easy enough to forget what this little reminder tells you as you order something delicious from The Bread Company at 113 Walnut Street. Love really is everywhere – and I don’t mean in a weird, hug the next person you … Continue reading

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