I love my Dog!

When I was a little girl I used to love all animals, but mostly cats and dogs. At that time a few stray dogs and cats used to go around my neighborhood; I wanted to pat them, hold them, but my mom and grandmother would not let me even approach them. They explained […]

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From the Vietnam War to the Grocery Store

Last week I was patiently waiting in the deli line at my go-to grocery store. I was daydreaming about the French dip sandwiches I had planned – perfectly crusted bread, slightly chewy in the middle and slathered with horseradish sauce, gooey melted cave-aged provolone cheese on top of perfectly layered thin-sliced, rare roast […]

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Finding Love

This is a follow-up to my “Expectations are the Enemy of Love” Maravilla Love story (10/13/2019 – https://bit.ly/2T9Adbj). Recognizing that expectations are the enemy of love is a pretty highfalutin idea. I am at a point people call me a senior citizen. This love story is about my efforts at finding love throughout the […]

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Love is smiles

I first noticed her twinkle and smile before I knew her name. She worked for a therapy company on the campus that I did HR work for. I used to peak into her office and make a funny face just so I could see her smile. I didn’t know her story. No idea […]

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My Name

My Name is Solace

Sol·ace (noun) comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness. I have always taken pride that my name is in the dictionary. Other kids would marvel as I showed off my name right there, a word plain simple and yet so complicated. People always wonder why I was named Solace. Were […]

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Unraveling

Have you ever noticed that the same things happen to you, in different relationships, different jobs, different circumstances? No matter what you do, there it is? Raising up, like a dragon erupting from this little innocent knoll; breathing flame onto whatever you’ve got going on. Leaving in its wake charred or still smoldering […]

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