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Trump Trauma

“A word after a word after a word is power.” – Margaret Atwood The filmstrip of my mind clicks through the scenes ever so quickly this morning – with every footfall that lands and crunches on the fallen leaves blanketing … Continue reading

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Seeing With the Soul

When I open my eyes, I am confused that I can see with such clarity – from the neon numbers on the alarm clock to the headlights marching in a line outside my window, to the waning moon. On this … Continue reading

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The Good Samaritan – Part II

[This is continuation of a story that couldn’t be told in just 700 words] I was trembling and sobbing with both hands gripping the steering wheel – feeling humiliated and terrified as I focused on my attacker arrogantly jogging from … Continue reading

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The Good Samaritan – Part I

As I pull into the dirt parking lot at Chatfield, I feel a tingle rise up the back of my neck and then I physically shiver – it’s that whole-body kind of shiver and it’s not from the brisk early … Continue reading

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In the Gaps

“How are things now that you’re back from your trip?” I asked a good friend after our work day ended.  This friend has a demanding executive-level job, supports a family of six, and recently returned from a much-needed vacation.  “With … Continue reading

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Monkey Mind

“Mom, you call yourself a Christian, but honestly, I really think you’re more of a Buddhist.” I recall this comment from my 18-year old son and smile to myself as I’m stretching mindlessly in the parking lot – leaning up … Continue reading

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The End of the Line

Here is where the sidewalk ends.  “It’s not passable this time,” I think as I stop short at the edge of the water at about mile three of my regular seven-mile loop that takes me through the state park and … Continue reading

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Are You My Mother?

It’s been raining for a week straight in Colorado.  With its 300 days of sunshine a year, this surely must mean the beginning of the apocalypse.  As I sip my coffee and mindlessly caress the top of my dog’s head, … Continue reading

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The Law of Running

Sometimes the run shows us just how human we really are. The sound of my alarm startles me awake at 5:30 a.m. I’m confused.  What day is it? Ah, yes, it’s Sunday.  Today is my last 22-miler before the 2015 … Continue reading

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I Believe. Please Help My Unbelief

The sun is slowly welcoming me with its orange glow illuminating the silhouette of an old clipper ship.   The splendor of these glorious moments is not lost on me.  I still find it all so awe-inspiring.  On this March morning, … Continue reading

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