Helium Balloon

Early this morning, while it was still dark, I woke up slowly to sheer anticipation for what was to come.  The move to Portland doesn’t get any more tangible than this: the official “house hunting” trip.  We have made our first flight and now, I sit in that gray and in-between time that we know […]

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Right As Rain

I woke up this morning to a pale sky, and a slight smile spread across my face knowing that rain would come. A rainy day is a blanket of comfort to me, a welcomed friend. It wasn’t always this way. I used to think of rain as most people do: an inconvenience and drudgery.  But […]

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Letters: The Sixth Love Language

I spent the evening writing my best friend, we are both not phone people, and writing back and forth seems to work better for us. Plus, I have loved letters since I was a little girl. Mom and I corresponded with several of our friends via snail mail  for years, and nothing was more exciting than […]

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Peace, Like a River

Driving through Chattanooga, TN is always one of my favorite parts of any road trip these days and since I was traveling with dad ( he and I are fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of people) we decided to stop for a quick paddle board down the river.  It was early afternoon, and the board shop across from […]

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Waiting For Dawn

It’s 5:25 in the morning, and I’ve been up all night. Anxiety,worry, anticipation, euphoria. . . those are the common causes of insomnia yet, without cause I have watched the city lights dim into the dawn. I waited for sleep in frustration as I watched the clock tick 2:00 am, 3:40 am, 4:50 am. . […]

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