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A Sudden Breeze (Act 3)

By October, the weather in Portland had turned cold, rainy. Sam shivered as she raced to put on the kettle.  At that point, ...

A Sudden Breeze (Act 2)

The day Sam got her “pink slip” seemed like any other day. Eyes glued to some documents, she sensed her boss approaching. ...

A Sudden Breeze (Act 1)

A sudden breeze lifted strands of Sam’s curly, chestnut hair—a brief distraction from the towering oak tree that stood ...

And So It Is (Part 3)

Predawn always feels surreal to me.* But after talking to the dead woman I’d known as “Mom,”  this one was especially hyper-surreal. ...

And So It Is (Part 2)

When last we met, I’d just signed off with my mother from the Other Side. It was one holy shit, shamma-mamma bookend. But ...

And So It Is (Part 1)

I looked up today and it hit me: it’s been one whole year since I last spoke to Mom. Now you might be thinking, “Wow. ...

Are You Really Living Life?

This is a story on how to live life. Really balls-out. Regardless what anyone else thinks or says. It comes from Laurie Anderson, ...

Finally, I Am Ready

Life can be tricky. Navigating whatever we must to survive. We see things one way, when others see theirs. As a grown woman ...

How to Catch More Good Stuff

We don’t have to be happy about our challenges. But we can certainly choose to look for the good stuff, and practice ...