Tag Archives: Long Island

Pop Pops & Wood Shops

“Would you just hand a child a saw?” someone recently said, forget who, but all I could do was mentally address that rhetorical question, because 30+ years ago, I was handed a saw and taught how to cut wood by … Continue reading

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The Best Postcard

I was eight years old when I sent Beverly Cleary a very long and urgent handwritten letter, wherein I patiently explained that she and her writing meant – well, absolutely EVERYTHING to me. In my very-best penmanship (which, if you’ve … Continue reading

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A Good Memory From My Most-Hated Grade

I hated sixth grade. It was the year my parents made me go to Christian school, after I’d finally and painstakingly eked out an identity for myself at Chatterton, the public elementary school in my district. I wasn’t the prettiest, … Continue reading

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Along Came a Spider

I’m sitting in the office of my apartment as I type, and right in front of me is a huge window. I can hear the breeze rustling the leaves, and can see the effects as the branches bend. But I … Continue reading

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4 Tales of Rebellion In a Christian High School :o

Don’t drink, don’t smoke What do you do?  ~ Adam Ant We were asked this many times, the students at South Shore Christian School, because despite some exceptions, for the most part, we didn’t drink, nor smoke (anything), nor even … Continue reading

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New York VERSUS Colorado!

Do NOT mock my pro/con lists! ~ Rory Gilmore So a few weeks ago, I revisited New York. My home state, the place I lived for nearly 36 years. It had been nearly two years since I’d been there. Thanks … Continue reading

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New Air

When I moved to Colorado two years ago, one of the most healing things about it was the smell of the air. Though two years earlier, the altitude change made me feel sick in cold April, in warm May of … Continue reading

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