Category Archives: Thought for the Week

I thought I’d be carefree…

After the poetry marathon, after writing one poem a day during the month of July, I thought I’d feel a sudden sort of relief. From the constant preoccupation to produce, from guiltily stealing time away from my family to indulge … Continue reading

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October 26, 2013: Accomplishing Things

I have spent a lot of time in this life trying to prove to everybody else that I really was good enough. I used to do this by Accomplishing Things. For me, this looked like getting perfect grades, going to … Continue reading

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October 1st, 2013

The pursuit of complete safety often results in a cage of familiarity and eventually, of meaningless ritual. Is your fear a realistic red-flag that informs your decisions, or is it an unrealistic pursuit of comfort that enfeebles the soul? Change … Continue reading

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September 23rd 2013

I so often get hung up on what I expect to happen, or who I expect someone to be, or what I should do or who they should be. I compare my expectations with reality and always find a way … Continue reading

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April 10, 2013

It was another typical whiplash spring in Kansas…70 degrees on Monday, our first truly glorious sign of the season’s change, charcoal smoke in every backyard. Tuesday we had sleet, rain, thunder, horizontal winds, and three separate hail storms with freezing … Continue reading

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March 21, 2013

The great paradox of change is that while we so desperately want things to be different we tend to anxiously avoid doing anything unfamiliar. We remain stuck in old ruts, threatened by growth. The trick is to accept yourself the … Continue reading

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March 7 2013

When I was in high school and college I used to have nightmares about tornadoes (not uncommon for a girl who grew up in Kansas); I would be somewhere safe and calm, but they’d always be in the distance closing … Continue reading

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March 1 2013

Despite her many flaws, my mother (the shopaholic) had two pieces of advice for her daughters. The first was to go to college so that when you get divorced, you’ll have something to fall back on. Thankfully, the second one … Continue reading

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