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Maybe You Can Blame Your Parents

Your parents may bequeath you many things… like brown eyes, a house, a fiery personality, an obsession for antiques. My parents have not left me any of those particulars. One thing about writing a separate story every day is that you notice what your repeat. In fact, I think I’m repeating that idea. Was that … Continue reading

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Maybe! Are you surprised?

Surprise may be something you avoid. Years ago, a friend’s husband asked me to get his wife out of the house on the day of her surprise birthday party. “It’s your birthday! What do you want to do? My treat!” “I want to see Life is Beautiful.” “For your birthday? Won’t it be depressing?” “Yes! … Continue reading