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Friday, August 18, 2017

Let Your Wounds Become Windows

Recently I bought a lantern that absolutely enchanted me. Made of tin, an artist had painstakingly punched thousands of tiny holes in the metal, until a breathtaking design of complexity was evident. The plain tin box, when lit from within with a candle, was truly lovely. Its light was nothing like the harsh glare of … Continue reading Let Your Wounds Become Windows

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Pranking My Mother

Would you like to meet my mom? First, try to imagine Betty White from her Golden Girls role. Now, change her bouffant hairstyle to black. And add a large bejeweled crucifix from an Avon catalog hanging around her neck. Got it? That’s my mom. She’s epic. In the best possible way, or the worst, depending … Continue reading Pranking My Mother

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

How to Define a Patriot

Last week I drove my teenage son to a United States Marine Corp recruiting office. Enlisting has been his dream since he was a toddler, but encouraging the dreams of a toddler was easy. Seeing your son step up to defend our country in an age of terror and brutality? That’s hard on a momma’s … Continue reading How to Define a Patriot

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