Category Archives: Stories

CPA Day of Service

Yesterday was the CPA Day of Service. A day for the members of my profession to join together to engage in our communities. To help where we can. We cannot repay what we have been given, but we must try. Continue reading

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A New Dream

I want a dream. I want something that is mine. Even if my dreams are shattered, can’t I have new dreams? Or can my old ones become renewed, reborn, reworked in some way? Maybe it isn’t something to be grasped. … Continue reading

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Waiting to Bloom

Spring appears to have arrived everywhere but my yard. My neighbor’s tree is blooming. I don’t know what kind of tree it is. It is just big and beautiful and makes me happy. The whole neighborhood is full of color … Continue reading

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Dinner Conversation

My 2 year old nephew and I had a conversation during supper tonight. Continue reading

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Why Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

This is not the diatribe of a bitter, single female who hates hearts and red roses. I choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day wholeheartedly even though I have spent every single one of mine alone. Though I would prefer for you to keep the roses to yourself.

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As hard as I pushed, nothing happened. I tried all the little tricks we had learned over the past 3 years, but this time they didn’t work. I was stuck, trapped in the lobby at work. All thanks to a … Continue reading

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Yesterday morning, I woke up feeling brittle, as if the least little tap would send a spider web of cracks racing across my surface. I wish I could say that it has never happened before, but that wouldn’t be true. … Continue reading

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Feasting in Life

People feast during death. At least here in the South, we do. Give us a funeral, and we show up with food. Lots and lots of food. Go ahead, joke about funeral food. The fried chicken, deviled eggs and potato … Continue reading

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A Little Misunderstanding

It was a simple misunderstanding. I went to Big Lots because you never know what you are going to find. And after my day spent dealing with bankers, I needed an adventure. Even if it were just of the discount, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Black. I wore black today. It might not seem quite as festive as your red, white and blue color coordinated outfit, but it seemed more appropriate. It was a small thing. The choice of which shirt to wear. A 15 … Continue reading

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