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Leaving Brooklyn…In Style

We are so ready for this move to the suburbs.  So, so ready.  We did our time in Manhattan and then in Brooklyn.  We tried our best and have wonderful memories of both, but it is time to follow the other ‘three child families’ to the land of grass and guest rooms.  For us, the [...]

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Regrouping

I just read through my two most recent posts.  It was actually pretty difficult to do. Even though writing has been an excellent way for me to work through confusing events in my life, a way to cope and heal and make my way through murky situations and emotions, this was too much.  Dealing with [...]

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Enjoying the Spell

Let me begin with a few little housekeeping notes: I BEAT CANCER. How’s that for a hashtag BOOM moment?  Cancer Survivor. #BOOM Yup, sucker didn’t stand a chance.  TKO down for the count in the first round. (I am possibly mixing sports slang gibberish to be even more gibberishy, but what the heck.)  The call [...]

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Static

I certainly don’t feel like trying to explain the hodge podge of emotions I have felt recently. (Not that this Vicodin, even when used sparingly, truly permits writing coherently enough to do so anyway.) And the fact that I have remained in a position ‘lacking movement, development or vitality’ for the past five days isn’t helping my inspiration.

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Dark Clouds and Silver Linings

Lonesome. A family friend (who survived stage 4 lung cancer) used that word in an email to me last week.  I feel as though my emotions and thoughts have been swirling chaotically around inside of me for the past two weeks.  Hearing the words, “You have cancer.” shook me.  As someone who is usually able [...]

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Only Child No More

Whenever there were ice breakers during college and we had to state an ‘interesting fact’ about ourselves (‘interesting fact’ in quotations, because let’s be honest, the facts were never that interesting) I would say that I was an only child.  The reason I was made to believe that this fact held any interest at all [...]

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Fall at the Beach

Fall is by far my favorite season. I love the smell, the crisp air, the nostalgia. And the beach is by far my favorite locale.  I love the smell, the salty air, the nostalgia. Typically, Fall at the beach means rolled up jeans, long sleeves and a vest, while you stroll with the people you [...]

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Desayuno Dancing…

Or Breakfast Baile.  Somehow this title is only working in Spanglish. C’mon.  Admit it.  I know we aren’t the only ones whose breakfast (and dinner) often turns into a dance party. Like most of you, I’m pretty sure, our breakfast dance-a-thon this morning was to the beat of the lovely CuCu Diamantes.  (I have to [...]

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