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Claire: Wasps, Birds, and Nests

We have returned from our camping trip. Newman has unhitched the pop-up camper and begun to unload the coolers and supplies from the car. I have changed into my running clothes to get in a run before I have to … Continue reading

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Claire: Father’s Day: A Letter

Dear Newman, There must be a million ways to define a good father, and today, I count my father as one. He did the best he could to provide for me and my seven siblings, and I have memories of … Continue reading

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Claire: Negotiations and Love Songs

Negotiations and love songs are often mistaken for one and the same. –Paul Simon– Newman and I are trying our very best to avoid fighting, and we’re doing quite well. While some couples may enjoy the occasional fight and makeup … Continue reading

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Claire: Birds and Building

We have a robin desperate to nest on top of the retractable awning on our porch. Last year, she and her mate built a nest there, right over the door, and every time we went outside, there was much wing-flapping, … Continue reading

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Claire: Progress

Today I’m responding to two daily writing prompts: yesterday’s (places) and today’s  (a place you’d never want to visit). ************************************************************************************* Right before we walk in, Newman reaches for my hand and asks, “Are you ready?” I lean in for a … Continue reading

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