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Risk, Reward and Robert Frost

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White-blonde bangs and a button nose were pressed against the bird’s cage. I can see myself standing there as a little girl, intently watching my green and yellow parakeet with black, scalloped markings on his back and wings repeatedly move from left to right on his wooden perch.

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Listen to Learn

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There are times when we must speak, speak loudly and even shout from the rooftops to be heard, regardless, relentlessly and unapologetically because our words are the fire that burn in our bellies.

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Cancer

Cancer

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No one wants to say it or believe it. It is endless in reach. Life or death or just a short-term illness? We don’t know. It is an unknown that takes. takes. takes…

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Beautiful Magic

Beautiful Magic

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We did it. I take a deep breath… and look over the first few wedding photos on my computer screen. Tux. White dress with pearls. Me and Tim. April 6, 2018.

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M.J.

M.J.

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I ended up in a sad version of a partial backbend in the darkness of my hospital room. I couldn’t bare the lights post-op. My oh-so-brave husband was struggling with the pink plastic bed pan.

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Just Breathe

Just Breathe

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He smiled in the doorway. My surgeon looked proud. He was on his way out… stopping by as promised. I felt the warmth. I held back the emotion. The vulnerability. Piercing.

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Hurricane Irma

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The sun will always shine again. It’s time to rebuild. Pick up the pieces. Take care of your neighbor. Food. Water. Power. Every family deserves that… and it is coming.

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Blue Paper Scrubs

Blue Paper Scrubs

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There are those near losses that threaten to tear our families apart and bring us to our knees. They turn non-believers into believers who pray for the first time since they were children…

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Nine Zero

Nine Zero

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She is allergic to grass, flowers, and the outdoors? She loves the celebrity obsessed magazines and lengthy conversations about his uncle’s, father’s boss who married her on [insert specific date, time and location].

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Feliz Cumpleaños A Mí

Feliz Cumpleaños A Mí

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I just had a birthday, and no, I’m not telling you guys how young I am! Isn’t it funny how much we want to be 10-and-a-half. Eighteen. Twenty-one. We want to be older…

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Pink

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Sometimes we all need to just stop talking, and instead, listen… learn… and love harder. I walked in honor of my grandmother and aunt, two beautiful survivors…

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Forgive Me For I Have Sinned

Forgive Me For I Have Sinned

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It has been too long since my last blog entry. What can I say? Every bit of that time has been filled with a lot of ‘life.’ A redo would likely kill me. Today, I’m curious about forgiveness.

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Biker Games? Yes, Please.

Biker Games? Yes, Please.

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Army infantryman Tim Senkowski lost both of his legs, most of the muscle in his right arm and buttock among other serious injuries in an I.E.D. blast last October in Afghanistan.

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My Father’s Confession

My Father’s Confession

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One night, recently, my father tells my mother he has to make two confessions. It was late. They were in bed. Her mind goes wild. “After all these years, what could it be,” she asks herself.

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Who We Be

Who We Be

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For a long time I have believed that hard work pays off and getting things the wrong way will catch up with you. I live by it. I fight for what I believe in…

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