The Rainbow After the Storm

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The Rainbow After the Storm A blue sky and majestic mountains greeted me as I awakened. Birds sang their morning symphony. Organic, dark roasted coffee awaited its cream and maple syrup. (Yes. You read that right. I was introduced to the maple and java bliss during a visit to Vermont. I broke up with raw sugar and never looked back.). It appeared to be the start of a typical day in the green mountains of New England. My heart swirled with mixed emotions. I’d been gone for a few days, and I eagerly anticipated my family’s embrace. I rarely leave … Read More

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Hello and welcome to my first blog!

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I showed the first draft of this entry to the men in my house: My husband and my teenage son. They both said I write with too much alliteration and too many multisyllabic (they said “big”) words. After much teasing, which continued during dinner, I asked my youngest to read it. She hugged me and said, “Of course you use alliteration, Mommy! That’s what makes writing good! It’s YOUR writing. Who cares what other people think about it!” It’s the battle of the blog! I decided to compromise — I’ve (reluctantly) deleted some of the adjectives, imagery, and what my … Read More

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