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The Single Girl’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays

The holiday season can be soul-crushing for many single women. If you’re chronically mateless — as I am — there’s nothing like walking into a house full of married folk and their kids to stir up feelings of anxiety and … Continue reading

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The House on Spring Lane

I wrote this piece about five years ago, but a recent trip to my grandmother’s old house reminded me of how much I yearn for family and community. The house on Spring Lane was more than just a two-story brick-and-mortar … Continue reading

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The Beckyville Chronicles: In Search of Family

“What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery …” – Thomas Merton, Trappist monk and … Continue reading

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My Mother, My Road Dog

“My Mama moved among the days like a dreamwalker in a field; seemed like what she touched was hers; seemed like what touched her couldn’t hold.” — Lucille Clifton Most women I know have a complex and tenuous relationship with … Continue reading

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