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Marriage is Not Making Vows, It’s Keeping Them

Marriage is Not Making Vows, It’s Keeping Them

Like dominoes I see marriages falling down. Some for more obvious and irrevocable circumstances than others. The shock can be incredible when you see a friend blindsided, their life turned upside down, their kids manipulated, and their home divided. I'm not pretending...

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Something to Believe In

Something to Believe In

When I woke up this morning on my eleven year wedding anniversary, I never thought I would spend half the day on a wild goose chase in a hardware store. After missing the first half of Charlie's soccer game because I forgot that we were on a different field at a...

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The Little Old Lady Who Sat Next to Me

The Little Old Lady Who Sat Next to Me

She looked like a nice little old lady. I squeezed into the seat between her and a young girl reading a Japanese bible and looked back to make sure Bryan and Charlie had boarded from the rear. After our mini LA family vacation I was looking forward to a quiet flight,...

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I Had to Travel Farther to Get Closer to Myself

I Had to Travel Farther to Get Closer to Myself

I was walking along the edge of the sea making my way through the afternoon crowds of Monterroso al Mare, the empty beach chairs and glittering water to my right, the crowded cafés and shops to my left. As my eyes swept over the scene attempting to take it all in, I...

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