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Question #2

I think I am going to call what I am doing this month CoAnQuMo (Courtney Answers Questions Month!) Here comes question #2 for my exploration: What do you think about the culturally appropriate, yet perhaps dishonest response of “fine” we … Continue reading

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Words Trapped in My Skin

“Symptoms are words trapped in the body.” ~Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst & psychiatrist This evening I am marinating in some news I just received from my dermatologist: I have a severe atypical mole and I need to have surgery (like … Continue reading

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Inspire Me Thursday: Gratitude

“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to … Continue reading

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A Poem in Which Mountie Appears

I am deeply sad to share that my sweet Mountie passed away last Thursday evening, February 2.  I have been attending to my grief mostly by crying and napping and rearranging furniture, but I did get out for a walk … Continue reading

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