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A Cage Full Of Butterflies

I love this… A weak old man lay on his bed. There was little time before he was dead. A crowd of people surrounded him. Their faces all looked sad and grim. They all spoke to him, they held his ...

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Sunny In My Shadow

I recently won third place in Bethesda Magazine’s essay writing contest.  I thought I’d share this bit of motherly prose with you.  Published with the permission of my beautiful daughter, Sunny. ***   You know I get you, right? I ...

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Dignity Restored

 *** She wrote a book of poetry, and I treasured my autographed copy like a cache of paper diamonds.  The poem about me is on page eleven, and there is an ink sketch of a little girl at the top ...

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Christmas in April

Christmas in April (A fictional tale inspired by a true story)       Arguably, it was the worst day of my life.  And although I may have survived it once, I am certain I never could again.  I know ...

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