Author Archives: Rina

I Remember

I don’t know my children’s birth dates.  I realize that most parents know these rather insignificant little details about their children: height… weight… eye color… and curiously I’ve also discovered that most parents are expected to know these things.  I’m … Continue reading

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Boiling the frog

Is it wrong to admit that sometimes… just every now and then… once in a blue moon… not often at all, really… I’m just a teeny tiny bit amused when my super-organized, neat-and-tidy friend with two children complains about her … Continue reading

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Lisa

Six years ago, my Aunt Lisa was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  I started this post with the intention of writing about a fundraiser for the Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation but instead I sit here struggling to find the words … Continue reading

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Sanctuary

In my dream, a man was acting inappropriately toward myself and a friend.  Panicked, I searched my friend’s face asking myself “is she okay with this?  Is she okay?”  In my head, I heard a voice respond: “Are you?” Then … Continue reading

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Time Marches On…

  “Just wait until you’re older,” my friend, just a few years older than I, told me.  We were training for a half marathon and although it was grueling for us both, my friend was complaining of aches and pains … Continue reading

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Quick Takes – June 2017

1. Kidding season has started and once again I’m thankful to have my own personal goat midwife to help in times of trouble, because I’m just awful at the job.  Every time these goats are in labor, I fall to … Continue reading

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Thriving Because Of

. “The reality is that some spouses never change, and some marriages don’t get better.” – Charles and Michale Misja, Thriving Despite a Difficult Marriage . I’ve come to the conclusion that all marital problems stem from one major flaw: … Continue reading

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