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a scene at the close

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The room was warm in every way – the lighting, the temperature and the feelings. The family had been crammed in there for several hours, members leaving only for a drink or snack or fresh air. But each inevitably came back, not wanting to miss a moment. Because their Grandad only had a few of them left. On the walls hung pictures he’d had for years. His daughter had hung them when he’d moved in eight years…

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dating D.C.

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Dear friends, It’s been awhile, and a lot has happened in my life. I live in Washington, D.C. I get to live in Washington, D.C.                       I’ve lived here now for almost two months, and I repeat that to myself as if to confirm that it’s true and not just a dream or delusion. I have to say it with even more “umph” sometimes though,…

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moxie

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Dear Friends, It’s been awhile. I’ve missed you! A lot happened in my short hiatus. I moved to a place in downtown Phoenix (out of my parents’ house!) and started school! My life’s moving forward again, and it’s a good feeling. School has been a little overwhelming and sometimes makes me question any abilities I thought I had, but mostly I enjoy the challenges. Also, I’ve met a lot of new and really great people,…

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ilLuminated

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Dear Friends, Since my discovery of Napster back at the turn of the Millenium, I’ve had a hunger for music. Every Saturday morning in my tweens, I would take a post-it with the list of songs I’d collected throughout the week into our computer room and start the day-long downloading process. I owe Napster for so many things, one of them being the fact that I can sing several of the “Coyote Ugly” Leann Rimes’…

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What a Wonderful World

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Dear Friends, I know I keep celebrating holidays a week too late, but happy Independence Day! How was your Fourth? I hope it was filled with celebrations of all kinds. My Fourth of July was interesting this year. I was staying up in Island Park, ID at my uncle’s cabin (near the west entrance of Yellowstone) and instead of watching fireworks with the rest of the family at a lake’s edge nearby, I stayed back,…

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