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My Navigation

This letter does not get me to my heart’s desire, like Captain Jack Sparrow’s compass. But, it is the least I can do. It is all I can do. I’m not a sailor.  I’m not a pirate. I’m a writer. … Continue reading

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Navigating Like Captain Jack Sparrow

Navigating Like Captain Jack Sparrow   Captain Jack Sparrow’s compass appeared broken and useless. In reality, it had supernatural powers that directed the owner to what he or she most wanted.   Life might be a lot easier with a … Continue reading

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4-Letter Words

We knew we were in trouble if mom said, “Oh! H-E-double. . .” But, she never finished it. At six, thinking I was smarter than my parents, I wrote 4-letter words on paper and delivered to my mother at the … Continue reading

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Norovirus = NoMoBHVirus

New Year.  New Virus. After celebrating the New Year on 1/1 at 1:00 at Szechwan Chinese Kitchen and imbibing additional spirits and bubbly at the Hooker House, everything seemed to be falling into place for 2016. Then, on Saturday, January … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty: Happy New Year

My dad tucked me into bed every single night. Somehow, definitely with a bit of magic, he moved his hands like the birds in Sleeping Beauty as he pulled up my blankets and patted them down around my shoulders and chin. … Continue reading

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Just Like the Grinch

Years ago, I attended a chakra workshop. We drew our chakras. When I stepped back from my 11″ x 17″ paper, I saw that my heart was small.  It was so small compared to the rest of the chakras that … Continue reading

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Elusive Sleep and 5-Dog Nights

One of my all-time favorite scenes is from The Scarlet Pimpernel.  “The seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven, or is he in hell, that damned elusive Pimpernel.” Recently, sleep has been … Continue reading

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