Category Archives: you can’t make this stuff up

One of the Most Difficult Things I’ve Ever Had to Do

I consider myself a good boundary setter, but this was a huge fail for me. Continue reading

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The Words Come Back

Two men left my house that day; only one returned. There wasn’t anything anybody could do about it. Continue reading

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When My Responses Don’t Measure Up to Textbook Answers

“LIFE SUCKS,” she says at the door, a line not found in the greeter’s handbook. My mental rolodex spins, looking for the proper response. What comes out is straight from my gut “Sometimes it does, yes,” a line not found … Continue reading

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