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My Patna’

I was fortunate enough to grow up in a loving household. I was even more fortunate to grow up with my paternal grandmother in that loving household – Ethel (her friends called her Peggy) Ouellette. Her maiden name was Williams … Continue reading

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Thoughts on moving and possessions

I’m in the middle of yet another life-altering move. I’ve had many of these in my lifetime. So far I’ve lived in five states (FL, NY, CA, PA, TX), with some repeats (NY, PA), and two countries (US and DEU, … Continue reading

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Kids say the darndest things: Talking to myself

In May 2004, I attended a conference in Maryland. At the time, I was working in San Antonio, TX, and my mother had just gone through two surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation to treat breast cancer. She’s been in remission now … Continue reading

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Where I’m from

From 3/31 poetry workshop. We were asked to emulate a particular poem. As a “military brat” who moved every 4-5 years, this was the result: Where I’m from, the white sands look like snow on the sunniest of days – the … Continue reading

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Right Guard and Peppermint

From 3/31/2012. I wrote this at a poetry workshop after being asked to think about the place where I am the happiest. I was writing while sobbing. I miss my grandma so deeply and completely and, recently, this emptiness described … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror

When I look in the mirror, I wonder if the image reflecting back is what you see. You don’t know me. There is a reversal, and the optimism I project seems to be rejected back. You don’t see me. All … Continue reading

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How the American Dream got us into deep…

In May 2011, Mike Rowe provided testimony to the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. His testimony can be viewed here and can be read here. (For those who do not know, Mike Rowe is the host for Dirty … Continue reading

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Gingham: Fading into my genetics

While I was growing up, my mother loved gingham – I dare say she still does – and you could easily tell that she did. In our kitchen in Rome, NY, she had red gingham everything: curtains, place mats, a … Continue reading

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Groove is in the Heart

For as long as I can remember, there has been music in my life. My parents sing well and my dad plays the guitar and has since he was 17: my mom, brother, and myself, as well as some other … Continue reading

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A year in pictures: 2010

This gallery contains 9 photos.

This year I visited Las Vegas with my dear friend, Diane, in January after completing my comp exams;

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