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Back to School and Memory Lane


It’s that time again, that time of year when the evening wind blows a fraction cooler and summer days seem to simply dwindle away. August brings a flurry of activity around those retail store shelves that have been stocked with colorful fall school supplies since way-too-early last May. The first day of school is coming, and the thought of summer’s end fills student’s hearts with a mixture of fear, excitement, and of course, resignation.

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Moving Day

There is a certain level of awkwardness that attaches itself to pre-pubescent girls, but that level goes through the roof when you are a shy, studious, poverty-stricken pre-pubescent girl new to school.

This week I helped my son move into his new home, as I have every blazing hot August for the past four years. He is the proverbial college student, so I suppose this consistent residence turnover is to be expected. It seems he is always looking for a new and better living arrangement, and not necessarily so that he can study better.

Did I mention I really hate moving?  As I helped pack and move an unbelievable amount of belongings this week, I was reminded of my transient, dysfunctional childhood, and of my father’s search for home. Read more…

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