AN AWKWARD FRIEND

AN AWKWARD FRIEND I met Kim Walker, formerly Kim Otterbein, through simultaneous traumatic events. My business had suffered a flood from frozen pipes in a

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WATER IN MY DREAMS

WATER IN MY DREAMS I wish I were the type of person who would write their dreams down when they woke me up, like today

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THE PORTUGUESE MASS

THE PORTUGUESE MASS This island of Sao Miguel sprinkled with one charming little town after another is a paradise started by and formed by volcanic

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IN THE VAN OUT OF THE VAN

happy smiley malasadas lady at Nordeste, two bites in and I’m pretty happy myself. IN THE VAN OUT OF THE VAN “Alayne, roll the window and

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A NEW MEMORY

A NEW MEMORY “I think you need a new bag or fix this one,” Jane said to me inspecting my blue and white evenly squared

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THE PORTUGUESE PARTY

THE PORTUGUESE PARTY My entire life- the part when I started to remember- like four or five-was spent surrounded by Portuguese people. Men and women

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THE BUS

THE BUS Gently at first, (but or and), then with some purposeful vigor, my Birkenstock covered foot pumped the brake like an adolescent boy having

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GET YOUR LED OUT

GET YOUR LED OUT Somehow, when I was in my early marriage days, my husband at the time, his parents, his sister and her boyfriend

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