In – Between

Yesterday one of my dearest friends posted about the death of a beautiful woman. The night before reading the post, I’d been writing an essay about kindness and how my first intimate experience of death changed me. When there is a repetition of theme in my life, I pay attention; repetition is an aperture focusing my vision and […]

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excusement

Dan points to a spot next to the newly planted feijoa bush and says, “Is that a good spot? This time I’m going to dig it deep enough for several of them.” He’s wearing a flannel shirt and  basketball shorts and I’m wearing dirty UGG boots, cut-off shorts, and a Mickey Mouse hoodie sweatshirt from Disneyland. We […]

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over the rainbow

 I used to assume that if someone lashed out at me  it was because I deserved it. Motherhood has changed this in me. Dan once asked me, “What advice would you give your daughter? Judge your situations as if she were facing them.” It was so clear to me: I want her to respect and feel her […]

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