Breaking in to find myself

Christmas had arrived quiet and gray in 1987.  The grandfather clock chimed a reminder that lunchtime was near.  My mother cooked the turkey in a pillow case, hoping it would taste as good as it smelled, for once.  It didn’t. “But what are you going to do with a Bachelor of Music.  What will you […]

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When a Conversation With a Homeless Man Saved My Life

Everyone else was asleep when I drove away from home that morning.  I begged through weary tears, “Please, God, just take me. I’m no good to them, to anyone.”  No child should be raised by someone like me, I thought.  No husband should have to deal with my neediness and negativity.  They will be better […]

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