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I’m so grateful for the loyalty and support of YOU, dear readers. More than I can say, I look forward to continuing to journal in this space and to grow and nurture Huckleberry Friend. Writing is how I play. But I’m burying the lead: Blogosphere, beware: Introducing a lovely new website by yours truly and my …

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D-day is the worst. Getting The Call—or sitting down with a somber-faced doctor—has to be one of the most sucker punch in the gut, knock-you-over experiences rating down there with—well, pretty much nothing. My husband and I were fed in bits and pieces the answers to our daughter’s mysterious delayed baby milestones. Sadie didn’t make eye …

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November is National Family Caregivers Month. If you’re a caregiver, chances are you’re tired and underappreciated. But muster some enthusiasm to celebrate your amazing self—all year round. You’re literally a life-saver. Here’s to you! Stop fighting. From the physician with the world’s worst bedside manner to the store clerk who glares, sometimes others can exhibit …

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Wells Fargo opened three phony accounts in my name, my Samsung exploded, and, to top it off, my salon’s now charging extra to blow dry my hair. Seriously, when I balked at the upcharge, my stylist handed me a Super Solano and told me to get to it.   These are First World problems.   …

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“Any day you had gym class was a weird school day. It started off normal. You had English, social studies, geometry, then suddenly you’re in Lord of the Flies for 40 minutes. You’re hanging from a rope, you have hardly any clothes on, teachers are yelling at you, kids are throwing dodge balls at you …

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“… I could only warn him to look to his zest, see to his gusto.” ~ Ray Bradbury in Zen in the Art of Writing Lately, we’ve been talking about boredom and its funky bedfellow, the blahs. If you’re in a rut, finding your days are too much but not enough, let’s look at a …

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