The F-Word: A Reflection

Last night, my husband and I went out for dinner. We chose to dine outside by the water as the South Florida weather is especially beautiful at this time of year. Two well-lubricated couples seated at the table next to us were engaged in a loud, animated discussion peppered with the f-word. Forget that this

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A Writing Life

In the farthest corner of my house, in a room very occasionally used as a guestroom, there is a box that rests high on a shelf in the closet. In the box, thanks to my mother, is everything I have ever written from the time I could hold a crayon through my senior year in

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The Social Disclaimer That Stole Christmas

Over the course of my lifetime I have, on many occasions, been guilty of sticking one of my size sevens in my mouth. Cโ€™mon, be honest weโ€™ve all been there. It usually happens when I become riled up over some socially sensitive subject and find out too late that the person I am with is

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Life Between the Pages

I was twelve years old when I first read The Magnificent Barb written by Dana Faralla. As so often happens with great characters and young readers, the Barb and the Fitzgeraldโ€™s instantly became my friends, and my desire to be part of their world was closely connected to my girlhood longing for my own horse

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The Lone Writer

Recently, I wrote an article about some of the students I work with. I tutor writing and English at the local state college, and since I love the work, I was inspired to reflect my feelings on paper. When it was published, I proudly emailed it to my supervisors. Both of them took time out

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