Rapture Category

Spring Break and Numb Eyes

Spring Break is almost done. I’ve spent the majority of my time off neck deep in copyediting dissertations, three to be exact. After my last edit, a peaceful satisfaction settles, second only to the receipt of payment. My eyes go numb as well from the intense concentration.  When my time comes to write my dissertation, […]

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Stay Strong, Hill..

When Hillary Clinton was running for president against Barack Obama, I was decidedly on Obama’s side. I wrote missives against her candidacy.  After the long battle, I was happy when they became allies and she accepted his offer to be Secretary of State. Now during her second run for president she is looking a lot […]

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Musings from My Sick Bed

Swallowing should never be overrated. That is crystal clear when streptococcus invades your system.  Thanks to a cocktail of steroids and antibiotics given in my butt cheek  (ouch!), I began felling better hours later. I had to prepare lesson plans for my students and secure a substitute teacher. This took a couple of hours as […]

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All the cars were white

Today, this last day before I was to return to school, I gathered my two eager black labs and set off on a brisk walk in the biting cold. We welcomed the frigid air in exchange for the balmy, rainy bookends to the end of fall and beginning of winter. Candi led the way with her […]

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Embracing Another Year

It is 2016 and I have no New Year’s resolutions. I course correct multiple times throughout the year thereby removing the need to at the end or beginning of a year. I am embracing 2016 as the best year yet. I’m not job searching or looking for another place to dwell vocationally. There are no […]

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3 months into 40

It’s December 22 and I’m 3 months into 40. Today I’m feeling my age but in a good way. When I was 20, 40 seemed eons away. I just couldn’t fathom it. As the world keeps turning and the candles keep burning, each year gets seems to come faster. Perhaps that’s why I don’t feel […]

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Reading E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web

With every reading, I see some new truth. “Never hurry and never worry,” said Charlotte.

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Iron and other metallic needs

I signed my husband and I up to give blood on Friday. Our appointments were thirty minutes a part. Once I was stuck, pierced like Snow White, the iron reader came up low for me. I needed 10 more points to make the cut. The nurse stuck me once again, this time in the other hand. […]

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Beta Reader: Open for Service

Do you need a beta reader? If you are, I am the one. If you are a newish writer, don’t try to go it alone. Words are magical such that when they ooze out of you and on to the page, they change and morph. I’m not merely speaking of the banal job of editing, […]

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Toothbrush

Days are long. Nights are hasty. Time is scarce.  Joy must be sought where it can be found. Tingly paste Deft bristles Gritty friction.  Up and down. Back and forth.  I love to stroke back there Removing all traces not gagging I’m calm. When that place out there twirls and spins on its tilted axis […]

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