bullies

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bullies

Krystal was one of the cool kids. It was the late 80s. Krystal was a year or two older than me and lived directly across the street. She terrified me. Her whole family terrified me. Her mother had heft and spoke in a shrill voice that always seemed much louder than necessary. Her father was […]

not possible

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not possible

A weird thing happened. Since the election results first started showing the possibility of President Donald being a reality, two lines of a Cher song I haven’t heard in at least a decade, possibly longer, have been playing in my head. “If I could turn back time. If I could find a way…” I told […]

privilege

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privilege

I was lucky this morning. Shortly after 8 am, I strapped my dusty green paddleboard to my dirty blue car and made the short drive down to the harbor. I scored a prime parking spot right next to the beach. Somehow, months had passed since my last paddle. Even though I adore being on the […]

multi-tasking

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multi-tasking

“Multi-tasking – the art of messing up several things at once.” I’m doing it right now – listening to music, worrying about my elderly dog, checking Facebook, cleaning off my desk, typing this… It’s an epidemic. I wrote a little story about how I found an up-side to it for DimeStories yesterday. Multi-tasking by Cindy Berg It […]

shake shake shake

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shake shake shake

I scare easily. Just yesterday, I was frightened by a trio of bunnies hopping out of some bushes and a slice of red pepper that threatened to fall out of my fajita. Obviously I’m a bit too skittish for my own good, so a couple of weeks ago I read a piece at a story-telling event. Each […]

bring me a pie of love

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bring me a pie of love

I guess I was eight years old when the song first came out. It was a top 40 hit and on the radio all the time in 1986.  It was catchy, and I kind of liked it, but whoever that guy was, he was no Pat Benatar. I heard an acoustic cover on Sunday while […]

walk on

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walk on

Ash was a wild child. Her first owners must have named her Ashley because of her coloring, because it does not suit her personality.  She was about eight months old and sixty pounds of pure energy when my ex-husband brought her home to me. I’d seriously wanted a dog. Ash is a great dog, but she’s never been […]

it is kinda crazy

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it is kinda crazy

It is more than kinda crazy – it is very crazy – but I signed up to do NaNoWriMo. An acronym I can never figure out how to say, for an task that seems foolish. National Novel Writing Month. Write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I haven’t written fiction since my one […]

how are you today?

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how are you today?

“How are you today?” Such an innocent question. Such a loaded question. I mainly tried to avoid eye contact as I filled Indigo’s prescription at Costco. The Zip Fizz sample guy was amped up (“Come on! Try some!!) but I made it out of his territory safely. The pharmacist, though – she read the paperwork. […]

heightened sense of absurdity

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heightened sense of absurdity

Trying to jump forward onto one’s own arms, and balance on your hands with the knees pressing into the triceps – I’m aware that this sounds absurd to most people. But this is one of those seemingly silly challenges that my yoga practice presents me with. Crow pose. Bakasana. It is kind of funny to […]