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Published August 26th, 2013 - 12:05AM
I am blessed with a healthy 90-year-old dad, a widower who lives independently and wants for nothing.
Published August 19th, 2013 - 12:05AM
I was 9 years old when my marmalade-striped cat Frisky was struck by a car. I do not remember whether it was my mom or my older sister who found her, still alive by the side of the road in front of our house. But whoever it was protected me from seeing her.
Published August 12th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Who are “They”?
Published August 5th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Summers are nothing short of magical. Days are longer and warmer, and – at least for a kid without a job – every one is a Saturday. The sky has more stars in it. The bushes down the street are ripe with blackberries. Clothes are lighter, and skin is tanner.
Published July 30th, 2013 - 11:53AM
Any girl who loves her father has a built-in litmus test for prospective suitors. The more awesome the dad, the harder a “young fella,” as Grandma says, must strive for her heart.
Published July 29th, 2013 - 12:05AM
It’s all a matter of perspective. I must have been 12 or 13 when I began to be aware of the choices to be made, the horizons to be contemplated. The physical landscape didn’t offer much. I grew up among rolling hills, absent mountains, narrow valleys and many swamps. It seemed impossible to get high enough to see for miles. No big vistas or views. At least, not from my house.
Published July 14th, 2013 - 9:19AM
'I just love Tacoma" she exclaimed. This was many years ago, and I was even deeper than usual into my ambivalence regarding Tacoma.


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