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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

When You Wish Upon a Star

When my ex walked out the door, he took my dreams with him. He carried out the trips we had planned over dinners and walks, running over them with his car until they were but black marks on the street. He hefted the retirement daydreams onto his back and launched them in the dumpster asContinue reading “When You Wish Upon a Star”

Life Assurance Policy

My parents are of an age where their friends and acquaintances are dying in ever-increasing numbers. Some of them are felled before they make it to retirement, some of them have been there awhile and others have found that elusive balance between work and play for much of their lives. I’m of age where retirementContinue reading “Life Assurance Policy”

Time Travel

I went to a friend and former coworker’s retirement celebration today (the event that I gave up the mysterious Heart Beans for). It was a beautiful medley of teachers I have worked with over the last ten years. My retiring friend looked radiant, her face creaseless and worry-free and her body relaxed. It was wonderfulContinue reading “Time Travel”

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