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Happy 70th Birthday, Mom!

Mom, Today is Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Your 70th birthday. It’s morning still. The girls are off at school and I’m sitting alone at the kitchen island, listening to music, staring at this screen. Tears fill my eyes as I…

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38 Years

Today, October 4th, 2016, is my 38th birthday. I was born 38 years ago, at 3:38am and I love the story Mom tells of my swift arrival, of how she awoke with a monstrous contraction in the middle of the…

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I Didn’t Cry This Time

I’m in Chicago to do some early private events for the paperback release of my novel The Ramblers. The book hits shelves this coming Tuesday, October 4th, which also happens to be my 38th birthday and the day I will…

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Do You Remember Your Dreams?

Do you remember your dreams? I do and I don’t. Often, weeks will go by and I won’t register a single dream upon waking, but then there will be times when my dreams are vivid and wild and linger. I…

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3 Things I’m Doing on Pub Day Eve

The Ramblers hits shelves TOMORROW. To prepare, I’m doing a few things. 1. I’m re-reading the book. To remember the details of the story. Yes, I wrote it, but it’s been some time since I’ve immersed myself in the world…

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Warning: This Is a Vulnerable, Rambling Post

January 4, 2016. 5:38am on the first Monday morning of a brand new year. I sit here, at my beloved kitchen island. My guy and my girls are still sleeping; the house is quiet. But I’m up. I’ve been up…

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Our 11th Wedding Anniversary

December 18, 2015. Our wedding anniversary. Eleven years ago, I got ready in my childhood home with my sisters and Mom and bridesmaids. When the time came, Dad walked me down the aisle of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. I wore…

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You’re My Person

Babe, I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning. You were already up. My body was leaden and my mind twisted with too many thoughts, but then I heard voices and footsteps. The sweet thunder of our…

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Becoming a Reader

This is one of my favorite photographs of my oldest daughter. Here, she’s not yet two, with very little hair, and she wears a striped rugby shirt and sits alone in our big wing chair in the little library by…

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Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I will be soaking up these days with family, but will return to the blog on Monday.…

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