Reclaiming, not reliving

I get it. As a woman who’s hit her fortieth year (and a few more), I’m deemed no longer young. I’m okay with that…probably because I still don’t fee old. Tired, sure, but old? Nope. I also recognize that I’m in a new stage of life. I am no longer a new mother, young mother,…

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Music Monday – Retro Flashback

I’ve established that I’m “Old”. Well, by other people’s standards. I’m not sure who those people are even, but I dare not call them fetuses because that’s offensive and ageism. Anyhoo… Usually when I do a Music Monday, it’s with my latest musical crush, some great song I’ve found and have played 4000 times already…

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The time my dorm was on fire

First week of April, 1992. About five a.m., I woke up to a noise. It sounded like someone’s alarm clock going off. I glanced at my own, as I had a 6 a.m. custodial shift before classes began, and realized it wasn’t my alarm. I glanced at the outlets (a square of four that conducted…

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