Archive | March, 2014

True Confessions

True Confessions of an Extrovert

I’ve lived my entire life as an extrovert. I’ve had pangs of shyness in new situations  and have withdrawn  due to  extreme grief, but usually I’m comfortable in a crowd and thrive on the crowd’s energy. As a kid, I assumed all people were the same. A classmate at Jefferson Elementary School taught me differently. Anthony […]

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Disappointments Led Me in “Write” Direction

  It was a crushing high school disappointment. My goal was to be the  president of the Future Farmers of America my senior year.  I planned to run for state office the following spring, then maybe national office. They were ambitious, teenage plans. I’d gone to regionals in extemporaneous public speaking, won awards in livestock judging, won […]

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No Help in Sight

No Help in Sight for the Toilet Paper Trustees

If ya’ wanna’ gather a crowd of disheartened and  commiserating moms, start talking about empty toilet paper tubes. Seriously. The burden of this responsibility was cleverly veiled in the womanhood/motherhood/wifehood descriptions. We knew we’d be entrusted to purchase the necessary commodity, the most necessary in the household, but we didn’t know we’d be solely responsible […]

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