Let The Party Happen

I still remember the knots that formed in my stomach as my 16th birthday approached. To me, it felt high stakes. I wanted to invite everyone—guys and girls, my crush and his friends, favorite teachers, friends in college and beyond it. I wanted to throw a party people showed up to. I wanted to be a…

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Stretch Armstrong, Desire and Laughter

Several years ago I really wanted a Stretch Armstrong doll for Christmas. The doll’s marketing team must have known what they were doing because they targeted me through catchy commercials and it worked. Once I saw the rubbery doll stretch to incredible lengths, I was sold.

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Hope and Fear

Dear Ones, It is here, Christmas Eve.  For many of us I suspect we would say that the month has flown by and we cannot believe it’s already Christmas.  For some of us the month has felt like an eternity, slowly and achingly passing as we’ve lived one day at a time hoping for the…

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