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Bigger Broken Hearts

In eighth grade, I barely made it through the dissection of a frog in Mr. Webb’s science class at Churchill Junior High.  Even though I grew up watching my dad sick from his heart failure and endure and open heart … Continue reading

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Basic Human Decency, Respect and Grace

Back in 1993, what feels like another lifetime, Dwight and I moved into a one-bedroom condo on the seventh floor or The American Towers in downtown Salt Lake City. The idea of living downtown was charming. Everything was within walking distance. … Continue reading

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Gratitude Jar: from Solstice to Solstice

On the longest night of the year, Winter Solstice, I released all of the sadness from 2015 into the stars. Then, I started this gratitude jar. From the longest night to the shortest, I’ll drop in a word, a phrase, … Continue reading

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It’s Going to Be a DWIGHT Christmas

It’s Going to Be a Dwight Christmas After All A few days ago, someone Dwight loved very much met me at my front door, handed me a box and told me, “Here. Here are some of Dwight’s ashes. He would … Continue reading

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Poop Happens

Poop Happens 14 September 2014   Each year, to re-teach the Elements of Story, I use David Sedaris’, Big Boy. In the story, he visits the powder room and finds a large turd in the toilet. The ensuing battle illustrates … Continue reading

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The Only One with Opposable Thumbs

The Only One with Opposable Thumbs    As the only member of the Hooker Horde with opposable thumbs, several jobs fall to me.   I pick up poop, open cans of dog food and pumpkin, cut bags of buffalo flavored … Continue reading

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More from Betty White

I may be a senior, but so what? I’m still hot! Betty White       When Betty White took the name Hooker and joined the Horde, she strutted right in the front door, jumped on the sofa, and then … Continue reading

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