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My Mennonite in the Desert

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Letting Go

That moment you realize you went and let go. You didn’t anticipate it, You didn’t fret. That thing that occupied a pit in your gut for so long, That thing you couldn’t imagine leaving behind. That thing you thought you … Continue reading

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Center of your Universe

Have you been there? That place where your feet fit square. Your hips don’t waiver. Where your heart knows there is love. Have you seen it? That spot between the trees. Where the light is soft and warm. Where the … Continue reading

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summer solstice

comes the summer solstice may it offer the longest chance for the sweetest smells to blow by you

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How I Avoid Hating Mothers Day

I thought by now, I would be used to the holidays that roll by every year. The ones that come with all the happy #tbt photos of moms with big hair and big sedans. Every year, I convince myself during … Continue reading

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For Those Who Love ALL Things Japanese

Love, they say All the things The art, women, food, movies, colors, language, memories. Except for the smell of fish, the depiction of history, the strength in her story, the nuance in speech, the kindness, respect, the reason you fell … Continue reading

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3 Haiku

Life leaves me plain notes Reassembling requires care Like flowers need the rain Falling to pieces Must happen once in a while All the parts will wait Keep a map of home So you can see where to go If … Continue reading

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