Category Archives: Friendship

Election, 2016: Let love win

Let me start by saying that I didn’t vote for Donald Trump and yesterday was as shocking to me as it was to most of us (I’d also like it noted that I didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton, either.)  I … Continue reading

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“A” is for…

I draw the blade across my wrist, opening the cut again. I want it to be deep, the scarring permanent. I add more lines. The first had been a reminder. The next two would be an insignia. I physically carve … Continue reading

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Pain, the path to freedom

“I don’t know how to recover this time. For the first time, everything in me just wants to barricade my heart and say ‘no more. Never again.’ It’s too much. It’s too raw and too honest, too much has passed … Continue reading

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“They”

Today I went to our local refugee center to find out how I can help.  There is no way I can describe the gratitude written all over the directors face.  I get the impression that they don’t have many people … Continue reading

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Tearing down walls

For as long as I can remember, I’ve hidden behind walls constructed for the sole purpose of protecting myself from hurts, both real and imagined.  My walls, I’m coming to understand, are made from very specific types of materials:  Anger. … Continue reading

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Learning to sail

I was talking with a friend about an opportunity I’d had recently, when she made a statement that made me feel a bit like a child being corrected (not because her statement was corrective, but because I thought she was … Continue reading

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Love covers a multitude of sins

Lately, I’ve been asking myself how I can be more loving toward certain people in my life.  It seems there is always that one friend, that one relative, that one person in my life that I just cannot get along … Continue reading

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