Best Friend

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My girl’s kindergarten field trip was rescheduled for today. Last night before bed we talked about school buses. She’s never ridden one before and she was worried she wouldn’t know the rules. I assured her they would be stated and that her teacher was nice and wouldn’t let her forget.  I kissed her and turned […]

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Girls Are Magic

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You were watching a cartoon yesterday, some innocuous thing, and a character flicked her wand. Sparks shot from the end and she changed the world around her. I was folding clothes when you asked what it was. “Magic,” I said and you inched closer to the TV. “Girls are magic,” you whispered and I caught my breath. […]

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Valentine’s Day

Last year on Feb 14th I got a package in the mail. It was a dozen chocolate covered strawberries. They were beautiful and sweet and they weren’t from my husband. When I was 21 and in college I hardly dated. I’m a terrible dater. I’m an asshole when I’m nervous and the only times I’ve […]

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