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The Quilt

His 92 year old distant relative gave my husband a quilt. Back home after a quick trip to Abilene, we opened the quilt's packaging and read the yellowed notes straight-pinned to it. The quilt was handmade by women in the community of Truby, Texas in the early 1930s. Each woman had handstitched a square along… Continue reading The Quilt

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Therapy for the Soul (ST)

I'm new to physical therapy. I've exercised all my life. I've taken aerobics classes, spin classes and yoga. In college, my PE credit was a class called, no joke, Figure Control. It was for only women. What in the world? I've even done grueling 5 a.m. boot camps, making myself so sore I could barely… Continue reading Therapy for the Soul (ST)

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Our Real Work

Remember way back to December 2019? I barely do. The world was different then. We were stressing and anticipating the holidays. We were planning trips and adventures for 2020. We were seeing friends, having lunch and working in offices. School was going on. College was happening. There were sports, concerts and people milling about hugging… Continue reading Our Real Work

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Our Shared Wonder

I just returned from a ridiculously fun trip to upstate New York with friends. We've all known each other twenty plus years but it was incredible to be together as our "vacation selves." For the first time I got to see Niagara Falls. Now I'm acting like I discovered it, asking everyone I know if… Continue reading Our Shared Wonder