The Best Gift From Santa Claus

Believing in Santa Claus For as long as I could remember, I used to fantasize ardently about Santa Claus. I used to dream about Santa Claus and his eight reindeers, especially Rudolph, who was always my favorite. He was my favorite because he was different from all the other reindeers. He was my favorite because […]

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The Aftermath of the Election & What It Means To Me

After dropping the oldest off at school, I went on Twitter to check the latest updates. The news confirmed what I already knew. Georgia was definitely blue, and the number of blue votes was steadily increasing, meaning that a switch at this point was unlikely. As I write this today, we now know who the […]

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2020 — The Beginning of Something Great

After dropping off my daughter at preschool, I sat in my car for a minute, thinking. Despite all that is wrong with the world, I believe that now is a really great time to be a child. Of course, it’s not ideal or even normal. Nothing is normal right now, after all. But in terms […]

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The Plan

The last time I posted, I was celebrating a birthday. The next time I post, I’m celebrating the new year. Yes, I know that it is twenty-nine days past the new year. But regardless of how many days have passed, it is the new year. That means it is a new opportunity to begin anew […]

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Birthday: A Day of Memory & Hope

My mother’s birthday was on the fifteenth of September. It was the ninth year that I “celebrated” her birthday without her. My mother died nine years ago, in 2008. In the beginning it was hard. I was especially close with my mom. I told her everything, or as much as any teenage girl told their […]

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I Like to Make Believe

I’ve decided to begin my new year by looking into the past. Specifically, my childhood. And even more specifically, I’d like to explain why I enjoy writing and how it all began. After all, you can’t start or continue something without knowing the very root or essence of it. I can’t exactly pinpoint the very […]

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