Month: April 2019

Spiced Cider, Venus, and Mars –

I wore Estee Lauder lipstick for years. The color was Spiced Cider. Women loved it and complimented it universally. My husband never said a word.

He just kissed me 😎 Who was I to complain?

Colorful lips were useful in my career as a speech-language pathologist.… ...

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Why I write

500 words personal essay, Orange County Roadshow/Podcast, 1888 Center, April 9, 2018

  •   Because I’m compelled by blood. I honor my heredity: my parents and their highly literate minds.
  •   Because my first fully-formed memory shows my mother and me as ensemble. She took over my chore—defaulted forever to the eldest child—of drying the dishes because I had homework.
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Life as a Miracle: though petrified, I prevailed

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“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”

Joan Didion’s famed opening line resounded the air as I took my first step into the slot canyon. I hoped I’d survive to tell this story. We’d read, in a Nat Geo article, that the walk in/out of Petra was four miles and I had a gimp.… ...

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Dreams are… realized.

Dreams are restorative, of that, we are assured. My physician ordered sleeping pills during my active treatment for breast cancer and angst. A dozen years later, I’m still on the pill.

I sleep well and dream long.

It’s said that dreams are both the love letters and the hate mail of the subconscious.… ...

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