Category Archives: Joyful Beginnings

Envy

It was a prize that, individually, neither of them wanted. And, until they came together, each was willing to leave it strictly alone. “What do you mean?”  I asked.  My daughter Rachel had said something so foreign that even though … Continue reading

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Riveting

It was something I used to love to do. Now that my vision had changed, was it time to turn the job over to someone else? It could keep them busy for hours, if they let it, and I half-feared … Continue reading

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A Shocking Double Standard

It was the thing every child dreads: my parents were giving my brother and me THE LOOK. The kind of look that makes you start looking for an escape hatch: my parents were about to have us try a new … Continue reading

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Retreating

In the midst of last-minute preparations before show-time, I found myself pulling away into a quiet place, expecting to be alone. I had the best seat in the house, just a few seats to the right of the center of … Continue reading

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Hot on the Trail

Since this had never happened to us before, we weren’t quite sure what to do now. There was no place to hide. Not that we needed to hide. Yet. It looked like we hadn’t been spotted. We were safe. For … Continue reading

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Invisible

Had others done for me what I was about to do? I was out of options. By the time I realized that I should have changed lanes, the cars behind me had already begun to moving to the left. No … Continue reading

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Unbearable

We told ourselves that there was simply no excuse for this behavior. But we were wrong. Is there anything in the world more disagreeable than being kept awake when one is tired, needing sleep, and already in bed late at … Continue reading

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