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the first and the last

it feels like the first time. the first time holding a chubby baby in my arms. rolls and dimples and bits of her last meal hiding in the folds of her neck. lost in her soft sighs and murmurs, feeling … Continue reading

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Fast Car

At first I hear voices, but it’s like I’m underwater or in a tunnel. I try to swallow but something’s stuck in my throat and I struggle against it, desperate to yank it out, but I’m frozen. Despite every effort … Continue reading

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New Orleans Honeysuckle: Gramma’s Backyard

image courtesy of lakeshorepreserve.wisc.edu   Honeysuckle vines spill over the fence, falling like a fountain, cascades of bright green. The white flowers in my grandmother’s backyard look like tiny, delicate bells I tenderly bring the clear drop of nectar to my lips, … Continue reading

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Laughter That Makes Tea Come Out of Your Nose

Today Elaine from The Miss Elaine-ous Life is taking over my blog! Elaine is a bloggy friend who was one of my first followers. She’s an amazing mom to three gorgeous children, and I’m jealous because she now lives in … Continue reading

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This Girl Just Wants to Write

My mom saved this first “story” of mine. It’s hardcore evidence that even at a young age I wanted to be a writer. Fortunately my spelling has come a long way. It also demonstrates that my love for animals and … Continue reading

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Brothers and Sisters

My brother Mark and I I wanted to marry my little brother “Markie.” Clad in my favorite Strawberry Shortcake shirt and a dress made from a blanket. A fake flower plucked from a vase. A veil edged in lace. Markie in my … Continue reading

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Now That You’ve Heard All About My Family, Here Are Some Photos….

Kevin & Izzy Everyone trying to orchestrate a photo of the three cousins. My dad is in the hat. My mom’s BFF, Chelsea, is in the green shirt. Mark is holding my niece, Livy, and my sister-in-law, Katheryn, is in … Continue reading

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My Name is Larry, and When I Was 42, I Came Out of the Closet

**If you missed the previous posts in this series by me, my mom, and my brothers, please go here, here, here, and here to catch up. Below is my dad’s version. Dad is an attorney specializing in maritime and personal … Continue reading

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My name is Julie, and When I was 41, My Husband Told Me He Was Gay

**If you missed previous installments in this series, go here, here, and here. My mom, Julie, is currently a clinical social worker in New Orleans. She has not remarried.** I had an old girlfriend from Oklahoma visiting for the week. One day … Continue reading

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My Name is Kevin, and When I Was Nine, My Dad Came Out of the Closet

**If you missed the first two parts of this fascinating new mini series, please go here and here. Below is my youngest brother Kevin’s account of that same day. Kevin is six years younger than I and owns his own business, … Continue reading

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