Category Archives: Life Choices

J.D. Says We Can

In the aftermath of the U.S. elections, when we managed to pull ourselves out of the rubble and debris, we sought refuge in each other’s promises to continue the fight for whatever it is we vowed we would be willing … Continue reading

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Warrick’s Song

I had written this essay about my brother-in-law, Warrick Lyn, four years ago in a writing seminar up in the mountains of Bussard Meadows. The theme was on “loss” and, after many barren hours, Warrick’s death, and life, started consuming … Continue reading

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Take It Back!

I recently read about a woman who was attacked by a serial rapist.  I read about how she struggled to get back her will to live, and the life she envisioned she wanted.  All the time, she said she kept … Continue reading

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The Morality of Lies

I got a call today from a friend across the globe. She said she wanted to see how I was doing. Then she told me she had a recent argument with her mother. It turns out that her mother had … Continue reading

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Not Quitting Yet

Today, I chose to read a blog by blogger pindsha21, “I’m falling (and why it isn’t so bad)” and all the comments on it.  This got me thinking and taking stock of my current situation.  I am in this job because … Continue reading

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Waiting Room Stories

Last week, I was sitting in a half empty waiting room while my father was having his hearing tested.  I had finished filling all the information and HIPAA forms when I glanced up and saw a pleasant-looking elderly gentleman smiling … Continue reading

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