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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Prepare For the Worst, Expect the Best and Live For Today

The people of Alaska absolutely captivated me. And nowhere was this more true than in Ketchikan, a town of around 8,000 people pressed between the towering mountains of the Tongass Forest on one side and the frigid waters of the Tongass Narrows on the other. Like many Alaskan cities, Ketchikan is only accessible by planeContinue reading “Prepare For the Worst, Expect the Best and Live For Today”


“Mommy, what’s asshole?” Or at least that’s what my mom’s friend thought she heard her three-year-old ask. Believing that age-appropropriate honesty is the best policy, she replied with a brief description of the literal meaning followed by  the fact that it’s used in a derogatory way. “You shouldn’t call people that,” she finished up, feelingContinue reading “Asphalt”

A Woman I Used to Know

The student pulled a clipboard from the bin. “Who’s Mrs. —?” he inquired, reading my old married name off the back of the clipboard. I smiled, “Oh, just a woman I used to know a long time ago.” Ain’t that the truth.   Many of the items in my classroom are labeled with my oldContinue reading “A Woman I Used to Know”

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