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TURTLE DAVE

Dave was a turtle who was also a hopeless romantic. Somewhat bigger than lake turtles, his shell was black and shiny, not the ordinary green of his friends. He was much more rounder than some of his fellow turtle citizens, a fact which was made much more obvious when he stuck his long scrawny neck… Continue reading TURTLE DAVE

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MY OWN PRIVATE PLANET, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS IDAHO

Here's another little story you can file under the heading "Why the hell am I living here?" Already disappointed the local butcher and grocery store don't carry things like porter house or t-bone steaks, I silently stewed as I ran my other four purchases through the self check out aisle.  Some how, hearing the robotic… Continue reading MY OWN PRIVATE PLANET, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS IDAHO

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Stupid Is, As Stupid Does

I’m a big believer in ‘everything happens for a reason.’  So is my husband, which is why he took a job nearly 3,000 miles away from everyone we love and anything we ever felt comfortable with. I’ve been banging my head against the wall trying to get acclimated to this new town which will be… Continue reading Stupid Is, As Stupid Does

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Definite Maybe

I am in the rejection business. I always have been. But I was prepared. Never allowed to utter the words “I can’t” any disappointment was met with skepticism and distain with the “reminder to get out there and try again.” It would become part of my character and molded my outlook on life. NEVER take… Continue reading Definite Maybe