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Kristen R: December Reflections No. 4 – What’s a Bad Week for an Optimist?

Here’s the deal: I assumed by this time this week I would be just about one long run away from hitting the 1,000-mile mark. Well, guess what? I am still 25+ miles away. And it’s all because of some pretty … Continue reading

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Kristen R: December Reflections No. 2 – The Art of Planning Your Runs

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned this year is planning for my daily running. Sometimes, these plans just fall into place perfectly. Other times, well, life as a mom, wife, friend, daughter and someone susceptible to illness can put … Continue reading

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Claire: My Mother’s Words

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice” Peggy O’ Mara My mother’s voice comes to me in waves. I don’t remember what it was I said the first time I said something that originated with her, … Continue reading

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Claire: The Perfect Mother

Kristen shared this link about loving the “bad mother” in you on Facebook today, and these lines struck the writer in me: “You no doubt have an image of ‘the perfect mother’ in your mind. Describe her in as much … Continue reading

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Kristen R: A working mom’s guilt, jealousy and Zen

I’ve had several tiny moments of Zen during the second week of our family’s change but, frankly, I’m not sure what to make of these moments. They come in waves: Pockets of peace and beauty, but they are conflicted with … Continue reading

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Claire: Vignette for Free

Today I remembered Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” and thought I would write a stream-of-consciousness little something to Free. The prompt is to write something to someone that you want them to know but that you would never actually say to them. … Continue reading

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Claire: Points of View

This is my first attempt at one of the literary terms (albeit not a sample I would pass on to students) but also, conveniently, it responds to this prompt from The Daily Post.  It’s also a journal entry and a … Continue reading

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