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Meet the Millie

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This Millie plays fetch with her toys, meets me at the door when I come home and likes to be carried over my left shoulder. At night, when she jumps into bed she… Continue reading

Dig In

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Deep inside me there’s a seed that puts forth roots and stretches to the sky when the world begins turning from winter’s spell. It makes me want to plunge my hands in the… Continue reading

‘A Thousan’ Lives’

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The flat lands of the delta rise to become the Ozark foothills and mountains as the Interstate 40 takes a turn north at Little Rock with its buildings shining in the distance. From… Continue reading

Scarred

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One Sunday this winter, as I relaxed on my couch, I saw smoke billow past my living room window. At first, I didn’t pay it much mind as I figured my neighbor was… Continue reading

I am she and she is me

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When my brother posted a picture of his six-week-old daughter with her hair fashioned into a Mohawk, thus began a conversation. Mom wrote, “Jennie had enough hair to curl on the top of… Continue reading

Accomplished

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Done. I’ve learned to make a good piecrust. I mentioned in a recent post that I wanted to learn to make a good piecrust as a life goal, as a way of living… Continue reading

I Raise My Pen

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Much has been debated about the attack on the Charlie Hebdo office. We have been horrified that those who spoke with their pens and pencils would be answered with bullets. We have debated… Continue reading

Which Is Yes

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Phrases, lines of poems wedge into my brain, popping out at different times. This past weekend after a day of pouring rain and gray skies, I drove home from Memphis under mostly gray… Continue reading

Coming Home

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For seven years I’ve been travelling home to Texas from somewhere up north – six years from Indiana and one year from Arkansas. No matter if there is a 13-hour drive or a… Continue reading

Unravel This

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My mother has attempted to teach me to crochet in the past and that didn’t end well. There may have been tears. There definitely were heated words. Yarn and a crochet hook may… Continue reading