Category Archives: plan b

It is the Now

Times are dark and uncertain, and how things are going to end isn’t a given. Maybe it doesn’t even matter. It’s the love we share in the now that is everything that matters. Love makes and remakes us. And I believe … Continue reading

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Shhhh! A secret…

So this is how my dear friend J began our conversation the other day. “Okay, now my mom told me not to tell you, but–” Egad!  That is a scary start.  I sat ramrod stiff and waiting for the scoop.  … Continue reading

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the best laid plans…

I was planning to fall into a deep slumber.  I was planning to get to it immediately.  I didn’t see that I could stay awake one more minute. So it was no surprise–or rather, it ought not to have been–when … Continue reading

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Just Under Six Thousand, He Said

He was walking up the stairs above me, so he didn’t see my face. “I’ll think about it,” I said, meaning that I’d spend the evening fantasizing that I had $6,000 (or, as he put it, just under $6,000).  Not … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Me on My Upcoming Nuptials! :)

Before you send me greetings or astounded messages, let me clarify:  I’m not getting married. However, I have been receiving congratulatory texts for the past three months, not to mention messages on my phone to remind me of my dress … Continue reading

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