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Scattered
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Scattered

You know how some news clips come with a warning: What is about to follow is disturbing and not recommended for younger children. I feel like a warning is appropriate: Scattered thoughts ahead, motorcyclists beware, or anyone who needs order and immediate clarity-be wise about proceeding. Needless to say I feel scattered. I texted a … Continue reading

Leaves
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Leaves

I was running last week and I saw this tree, it had the most amazingly orange leaves. I live in Texas, so this is rare. And I started thinking about leaves. We celebrate the leaves changing, because it’s beautiful, it means winter is coming, it means spring will bring new growth, it means scarves and … Continue reading

Too Big, Too Soon
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Too Big, Too Soon

Seven years old. Dressed in a new outfit of plaid pants, red sweater and brown patent leather shoes, I sat across from my father having been invited to breakfast. My mother had carefully fixed my hair and I vaguely remember hearing behavioral instructions before I exited the motel room. I was confused, but eagerly anticipated … Continue reading