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I Will Not Let Them Fuse Me

I will not imagine the doctors fusing my vertebrae together so as to immobilize me. I will not imagine six to twelve months of recovery....

Now, the Good News

The microwave digital clock reads 10:23, and my eyes widen. For the first time in weeks, without the 7 am wake-up call of saws and...

The Journey Takes a Sharp Curve

The porch project completion was joyfully in sight. This was a sign: I was almost ready, again, to continue my journey. Or was I? I...

Unmaking My Deal with the Devil

Resistance looks for any opening, any little wavering sign that you still want entanglement. Returning home to Washington, interrupting...

This is the Freedom I Dream Of

I march up the marble stairs, shielding my eyes from the sun, escaping into the shadow of the vaulted eves. Then I pull-off Chocos and...

Journey to My Core of Rot

I made it to verdant, voluptuous Vermont. But this is not a sabbatical. My hawk sighting last October prompted me to pack-up and fly my...

The Change is Not What You Thought

I’m living the dream. Over the last six months, inspired by the hawk, I reduced my life down to what could fit in the back of my VW...

You Have Left, You Have Arrived

Departure was a thrilling feeling: I cranked up Spotify, The Meters rockin’ the funk, shifted the Tiguan to sport mode, and merged...

Everything Must Go, Including Me

(The Unbearable Lightness of a Moving Sale) Saturday night I said it would be our last supper. We friends gathered around Mom’s circa...

Change Happens when we Listen

Traversing the bridge toward my new future, the three selves have been battling it out. Diana the Diva, compelling as she is, had me...

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