Porcelain Birds Can’t Be Broken

© Sharon O. Blumberg As a child, I admired my neighbor’s birdbath, adorned with two brightly-colored, porcelain birds. Outside playing with friends, I would eye the red porcelain one resting upon its white platform. I adored watching Mrs. Vitriola tend to her birdbath; she had the sweetest disposition. But my curiosity overcame...

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Conversations With Twilight

“Close your eyes; tight. Imagine the story I’m reading. Can you taste it? What are the smells?” my father would ask.

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My Angel’s Name is Dorie

The phone rang twice before the melody of my aunt’s soft, joyful voice brought a hint of relief to my ear. “Grand Central Station,” she answered, her words teasing a smile to the corners of my trembling lips.

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Bunk Bed Blunder

For a full twenty minutes I begged my older sister to trade bunks with me for one measly night. I just had to know the thrill of sleeping in the top bunk bed or die of disappointment. Life is just that dramatic when you’re eight years old.

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How to Let Go of the Past to Avoid Holiday Crazies!

Here’s Something New to Feel Good About Today! “Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” Anonymous Does the thought of family holiday gatherings make you feel anxious? It could be time for you to do some letting go. For many of us...

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A Spiritually Flawed Me or When I’m Mean I’m Human.

  I’m in the business of consciousness and spirituality. I’m no saint. Oh, how I wish I was; then I’d never feel ashamed of some of the things that fly out of my mouth when I’m in a dark mood. I was watching the Bravo TV series “Housewives of something or other” and one of the women put my thinking so aptly:...

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