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lost sparkle

I Lost My Sparkle

Recently I took a weekend away from my family to spend time with two of my sorority sisters. As I traveled into the city on the train alone, I realized it was the first time in a long time that I felt free. Free from work responsibilities, children, my husband; pretty much everything that I […]

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hate Halloween

I Hate Halloween

I HATE HALLOWEEN. There, I said it. In fact, I always have. When I was younger, as a child in the 80s, we mostly made our own costumes. If we did score a store-bought one, we had to be careful that the cheap, sharp plastic mask on our face didn’t cut us or that the […]

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summer mode

Summer Mode Mom

Although this winter wasn’t terribly snowy or cold, it was L-O-N-G. Then came Spring, rainy and confused. April showers brought…May showers. Finally June arrived and with it the sun and heat. Hallelujah! Flowers are blooming, jackets can be left at home, and toe nails need to be polished. As a teacher, the arrival of June […]

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Prince 1999

Partying Like It’s 1999 Again

Recently I was in spin class, and Mariah Carey’s “Heartbreak” started playing. Suddenly I was transported back to my college days. The rush of euphoria was killed the minute the spin instructor announced, “Remember when this song came out, 20 years ago?” SAY WHAT?! How have two decades passed since I was an undergrad? When […]

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