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Lights and Shadows

Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Now

“Earth’s crammed with heaven… But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.” –Elizabeth Barrett Browning Rushing seems to be a way of life. No matter how well I try to plan, I seem to be running late or running … Continue reading

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Early Morning Compositions

I woke at 5:05 a.m. on the only day of the week I didn’t have to get up early and could not for the life of me fall back to sleep. My brain started to whir and rattle, still clearing the … Continue reading

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Bone Tired

“I made a nap this afternoon. I made it out of two pillows, a bed, a sheet, a blanket, and exhaustion.” ― Jarod Kintz The heaviness of the Indian Summer air feels like a thick damp velvet curtain, draping me … Continue reading

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Everyday Gratitude

We’ve been working on gratitude lately. Gratitude for the simple things. Like only one helping of dessert and just thirty minutes of park time. Or accepting the fact that sometimes the bank lady doesn’t give us a sucker and that’s … Continue reading

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The Story Telling

Some days I just sit back and enjoy the ride. If Life With Ev were an amusement park ride I think it would be called Something like “Fireball Tornado Twister Speed Rush”. Seriously, it were possible to harness the energy … Continue reading

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Hope Rises

Ev has more parents than peers. His sister packed his backpack, read the information packet from the teacher and told me not to forget to pick up two vinyl folders on my way home. “Yes, dear.” I responded with a … Continue reading

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