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pale blue mercy


pale blue mercy MainStreetRag.com pale blue mercy Dear Writers: Some quick news: Main Street Rag Publishing Company is publishing my book pale blue mercy as part of its Author’s Choice Chapbook Series. The book will be released February 5th.  If you’re interested … Continue reading

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Can the World Not Behave Itself for Five Minutes? Texts You Don’t Want to Get While On Vacation


Why is it when you try to embrace the empty nest, the helicopters appear instead?  Why is it, indeed, any time you try and take a vacash–the world erupts? You and your husband were just in Paris in order to … Continue reading

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first world beach problems


While enjoying the beach during your summer family vacay, your son finally took off his Mom’s voice-cancelling headphones.  After awhile he shook his head, gave off a grin and proclaimed: “First world beach problems.” “What?” you reply, as usual. “Just … Continue reading

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Back South


When an old friend from Denmark arrived in town with her new husband, you quickly gave them Mason jars of sweet tea and herded them out to the porch.  They miss being outdoors; they’ve had only one nice week of … Continue reading

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Your Car as POD


Last weekend you had a special one night getaway–an easy relaxing hour’s drive to the lake.  The leaves along the highway were gorgeous–at their peak.  Once you and your husband arrived at the hotel, he turned  to you and said, “Should … Continue reading

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You Want a Hot Apple Pie with That?


This is not, “You Have Officially Turned into Your Grandmother,” part 2.  Mainly because your grandmother would not have entered a fast food drive-through.  However, this story reminds you of her again because of her gift to be able to … Continue reading

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I Can Tell That a Boy Doesn’t Live Here Anymore


Your daughter just flew in from DC and opened the fridge. You were out of town, and she had an unexpected layover in her old hometown.  Since you cleared out for the weekend, you cleaned out the fridge (never a … Continue reading

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