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Lured by the Craigslist estate sale listing, I dressed in my down-at-the-heels bartering garb and grabbed a stained and worn out carryall for finds. The…

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She signed up for the ten week class not knowing what to expect. In a way that didn't matter. She loved Kelly, the facilitator, and…

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Why would I want to wash all of my past away? Yes, there were bad times and even "dark times," and there was betrayal and…

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There is a saying in the theater that ‘eleven o’clock always comes’. It means that no matter how ghastly the show is going, how many…

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Living in Woodhaven, Michigan in the 1970s and 1980s, my husband, young son Craig, and I were in a homogeneous bubble. Maybe a person of…

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They weren’t really stuck, the words she kept repeating. They flowed. Only she was trapped, her needle scratching the same groove, the record never advancing.…

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Sweaters last. Marriages don't. At least that's my experience. There is, in the world of knitting, a widespread superstition - the curse of the boyfriend…

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didn't impress her that rainy Monday morning. The bus was only a block away when she got to the bus stop. She actually scored a…

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An hour ago Max, Ellie's husband, came home while Ellie was in the kitchen, on the phone with her daughter, Francesca, anatomizing Francesca's arrogant boss…

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“Alone? They should go alone?” He shrugged. “We can apply, get the papers, always we can change our minds, if things don't get worse.” He…

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I was never ashamed to curl up in Mom’s lap. Even when I reached my full height of 5 feet 5 ½ inches. She still…

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The short, sharp cries rend the fabric of the night — there’s a dog barking in the street. He’s likely yet another canine companion driven…

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