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July 6, 2020

The Mishpachah

Life is so interesting. People are so interesting. I’m 48 and it amazes me the lessons that still come my way. I think they keep comin’ because I stay open to them. Case in point: Just over two months ago, Megan, Amelia, Banjo, and I moved from Colo…

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March 4, 2020

Special

I would like to tell you about my weekend. Specifically, I would like to tell you about three events that took place over the course of last weekend. Friday night, Megan, Amelia, and I were invited to dinner by three of my first and longest-running …

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Jan. 24, 2020

The Voices In My Head

I’m hearing voices in my head again. Ancient voices heard only from time to time. They are only heard a few times in your life and only if you are quiet enough to hear them. I heard them once before. Twenty years ago, in fact. I was living in Maryla…

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Oct. 21, 2019

Glorious Hardship

It is 3:05 am and my child is crying. Loud. I am in that hazy zone of sleep where my body and a vast majority of my mind are still asleep. But there is a piece of my conscious brain that can hear her cries, can visualize that I am going to have to b…

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Aug. 28, 2019

Control

“Got my own mind I wanna make my own decisions When it has to do with my life, my life I wanna be the one in control” -Janet Jackson I tripped and fell while holding my daughter this morning. It was as scary as it sounds. Every bit as shocki…

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June 27, 2019

The Child Inside

CMTA Youth Board This past weekend, I had the joy of working with a group of teenagers from around the country. They were here to participate in a leadership weekend and become the first ever Youth Board for the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association. CMT …

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March 25, 2019

Walking the Walk

My usual birthday tradition is to reflect upon and then write about what the last year of my life has taught me. I spend the actual birthday solo and introspective, to pay attention to the lessons that sometimes fly past our busy lives. And yet, thi…

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Feb. 13, 2019

McLovin’

I have always had specific dreams. Maybe it’s the Piscean in me but sometimes I love to dream in detail. One of my longest running dreams was to be married and expecting a baby and my pregnant wife gets a random craving and I delightfully go and mak…

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I have lived for 46 years thus far. I have enjoyed many parties or, as my Grandfather used to call them, “Gatherings”.  I have been a guest at many shindigs and hosted many as well. And last night, during a holiday party at our house, I absorbed an …

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Dec. 2, 2018

The Hanukkah Bush

One time in 2008, I was out for a fall walk in my Denver neighborhood. Had my headphones in, my sweater on, and was digging on the changing leaves. When, out of the blue, I had an olfactory rush of pine! It was intoxicating. I instantly followed the…

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