Tag Archives: Letting Go

Death Comes in Threes (Or More)
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It’s going to be a long, sad week. There’s far too much death and dying in my crazy corner of the world. First, a writer I know, Joyce Maynard, announced that her husband, Jim Barringer, was dying. I was shocked. … Continue reading

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Revised Book Cover for Across An Aqueous Moon
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Last month I shared the book cover designed by my multi-talented boyfriend, Nathan McKenna, for my forthcoming poetry collection, Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism. Finishing Line Press (FLP) loved it–until they switched printers. The new printer means that my chapbook … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start, Part 3
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Nate and I continued to play with furniture placement in the family room while I researched televisions. We moved the sofa along the long wall that had once housed the green faux-antique armoire. I liked it there, flanked with the … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start, Part 2
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After a week of clearing out unwanted and unused junk from my home, I was ready to tackle Phase 2: cleaning and rearranging what was left. We started with the family room, where much of the changes were taking place. … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start, Part 1
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There’s tremendous chaos in my home of late, but it’s chaos of a good sort. My parents gave me and each of my siblings a generous check for Christmas, and I decided to use the money to buy a new … Continue reading

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Christmas Crafts, Part 3
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Back by popular demand: my Christmas story, in three parts, which first appeared here in December 2011. It’s been updated a bit, but mostly it’s the same story that made readers laugh until they cried. Go on, read it again…. … Continue reading

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Christmas Crafts, Part 2
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Back by popular demand: my Christmas story, in three parts, which first appeared here in December 2011. It’s been updated a bit, but mostly it’s the same story that made readers laugh until they cried. Go on, read it again…. … Continue reading

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Christmas Crafts, Part 1
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Back by popular demand: my Christmas story, in three parts, which first appeared here in December 2011. It’s been updated a bit, but mostly it’s the same story that made readers laugh until they cried. Go on, read it again…. … Continue reading

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Contemplating the Future
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There are things that parents of children with autism simply have to accept–whether they like it or not. Some things are easier to tolerate than others. For example, my daughter will never pepper me with annoying, incessant questions, talk too … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Camp Arroyo
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In October 2014, my daughter Katie attended outdoor education camp at Camp Loma Mar, near Half Moon Bay, California. It was a big deal, and not just because it was my ten-year-old’s first time in a camp setting. Katie has … Continue reading

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