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In lieu of flowers, I forgive.

It is said that somewhere in Iowa, a small town’s football team still takes a knee before each game.  The players and coaches join hands and bow their heads, and they defy the laws that tell them that they cannot … Continue reading

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Lisa, May you find Shelter

Lisa and Britt at TequilaCon last year My friend, our friend, Lisa died last night. While I was sleeping in my bed, beside my husband, with my two small children sleeping in their rooms – she and hers were saying … Continue reading

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Matthew’s Mom is Dead

I know we’re not supposed to say so, but I never liked that kid. He is my son’s age and lives in our neighborhood. And he wants to play. That alone was enough to win Devin over. I’m not as … Continue reading

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A Eulogy

I’ve been wanting to write this here for a while.  But it’s long and it never seemed the right time, until now. My mother and I went to Church together this past Mother’s Day weekend, which is a rare treat … Continue reading

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Remembering…

Thanksgiving is supposed to about family.  And food.  And laughter and joy and wonderful things. It’s not supposed to be this. Thanksgiving is not supposed to be sitting on a cold, hard pew in an empty funeral home.  My brothers … Continue reading

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