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Checking in

Sorry for the long silence.  Last week was rough: two things that I was very excited about either fell through or got postponed, and I don’t really know why.  The twin disasters spun me and choked off my voice. Good things … Continue reading

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Dreaming in black & white

My heart goes out to the people suffering from this week’s tornadoes.  I grew up in tornado country and have vivid memories of tornado drills.  Watching the Weather Channel terrifies me. I used to have this recurring dream when I … Continue reading

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The First Stories

My mom was a firm believer in naps, mostly because she was a young mother with two small kids who also taught 9th grade English.  She hadn’t reconciled the fact that requiring students to write papers meant she had to … Continue reading

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Morpheus, At the End

I was on a cemetery tour I’d organized for the Obscura Society on Saturday, when my phone buzzed.  I didn’t check the message until the tour had ended and I was getting back into the car.  My husband’s text said, … Continue reading

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Letting Morpheus Go

In December 2012, we adopted a tiny black kitten from the local SPCA.  He was meant to be a companion for our older cat, another SPCA baby we called Nocturne. She was 3. The kitten was named Scrappy, because he’d … Continue reading

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