What to do when you’re Stuck

It was a few weeks ago during the big snowstorm when I saw the van spinning its wheels—the one stuck on the slick road, stopped at a red light going slightly uphill. The snow on the road had been plowed to any icy sheen so when the light turned green, the van could not get […]

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The Gift of Laughter

In college I would laugh till it hurts, really belly laugh, the muscles contracting hard in my stomach, purging the heart of all that ugliness sitting around in dark places. The regrets, the hurt, the unforgiving, the bitter—laughter begins to wipe it all clean, like a window freshly washed in spring.  For a moment the […]

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When Life doesn’t have a Plan

  Piles of boxes line the living room.  Toys are scattered across floors and all those plans I had for the new year? The ones I tried to make when I had the stomach flu and then we got a foot of snow and the schools cancelled for almost a week? Life never quite turns […]

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Snowed In (but not missing the beauty of this day)

The frost on the windows creeps out in sharp knife lines, like a shoot exploding from ground, and then branching out, stretching in white frosty lines. It is beautiful, but only if you look closely, only if you are not too hurried to miss it. His beauty is always there, revealed in the everyday, passed […]

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