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woman, wife, mother, writer, artist...

Nope, Not Sorry. Still Not Picking Your Ass Up

Rule #1: If I don’t know you, I’m not picking you up. All other rules: refer back to Rule #1. Exceptions at my discretion… My days of picking up people on the side of the road are gone. Even when … Continue reading

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An Everyday Lesson

Feeling overwhelmed and Trying to take it as a challenge. Fuck perfection, There’s not enough time. Do my best work in An acceptable amount of time And let go of the rest- That’s the best I should hope for Because, … Continue reading

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Oceanless Island

The second day of heavy vog Makes me contemplate the quality of living. Gorgeously sunny days are marred by thick air and a loss of horizons So it suffocates with a reddish hue and makes me think the world is … Continue reading

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Tales With a First Year Elf

Our elf didn’t stand a chance. He was given to me by a friend so he didn’t come with the box that had the instructions. Being a vintage elf, he has the most expressive rosy cheeked smile and special light … Continue reading

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Prep for Christmas 2015!

Yes, I’m starting already… With every year, I have upped my Christmas game which is necessary since our daughter is getting quite savvy. This year as the holidays rounded the corner into the new year, I spent a little time … Continue reading

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Impromptu Dye Day

There were other things that I could have done, but didn’t want to. I dug in the deeps and gathered all the supplies. I was surprised it all came back so fast considering how long it’s been since I’ve dyed … Continue reading

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The Images That Moved Them Most: Photographers on America’s Veterans

Sadly I didn’t post anything this Veteran’s Day… This covers all of my emotions– the strength of the soldiers, the aftermath they have to deal with, the photos that come back… Tears roll down my face as I read these … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Me

Rediscovering myself? Reinventing? More like putting it all together. Using what I know now with what I could have done and actually applying myself. Actually posting the blurbs I only write halfway. That means writing faster. Which means writing more. … Continue reading

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Lava stories

Lava crossed the first road bordering Pahoa Village at 3:50am early Saturday morning. It took over the cemetery I’ve never even seen Sunday afternoon. An O’ahu newscaster made her clip that night posed in front of the little dip in … Continue reading

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Personal pumpkin crunch pies

I’m cupcake obsessed right now. With two kids under the age of six, they don’t need a huge piece of cake, but on top of that, they absolutely love it when I give them a little cake of their own! … Continue reading

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