Stories & Poems & Thoughts (Oh My)

How to meet your Ex-Lover at the Coffee Shop after a 15-year Lapse

  • Don’t cry. No one wants to see you cry again. You cried enough – a river, an ocean. Nowadays, the hostess seats you behind plants and screens in most ...
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I clot you not!

Today the coffee machine got the better of me. It’s a Keurig and I’ve been able to avoid the creation for a while – I’m a French press kind of ...
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Bullies in Office

For thirty years, I have been a therapist helping people heal from horrific experiences. Then things, people, events, happen to reactivate traumas. The current political environment has opened old wounds, ...
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Times, They are a Changing

Usually, after Yom Kippur, which finished at sundown last night, I feel encouraged to go out in the world and do good deeds, fight the good fight, and so on ...
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Playing in the Valley of the Green Giants

I was in the car, pondering my life and I thought, ‘It’s Labor Day weekend, the end of summer.’ A little sprinkle of joy made me wiggle my feet. The ...
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Important Safety Recall Notice

The world is a hot mess, more than usual. To misquote GOT’s Martin, ‘Winter is coming.’ The crazies are out in hordes tearing down the wall of our hard-won freedoms ...
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Lists of People

It has started again. My mother warned me. She knew how little it took to ignite hatred. An Austrian politician wants Jews to register to buy kosher meat. Jews to ...
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A Brit Celebrates 4th of July

As a Brit, most years I have mixed feelings about the 4thof July. But this holiday, I want to take a stand for patriotism. I want each person on this ...
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Insusurration (a 53-word love story)

He read Mark Strand poems into my phone. Masculine firmness mouthing each word. Susurrus of certain phrases. Listening, couplets tangled my hair. Stanzas vibrated my limbs. Entire poems enfolded my body. A ...
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A Pharmacy Nightmare: 1980s Contraception

So, there I was, standing in the bright Alabama sunshine, sweating enough with heat and nerves to have my tee shirt cling to my chest, clutching the two prescriptions in ...
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