Punting with the Person Inside

Punting with the Person Inside

This week, Lily (my inner fourteen-year-old) and I have done considerable punting. I know what you’re thinking: what are they doing out in a small, flat-bottomed boat at this time of year? If we were in Australia, you might suspect us of gambling. But no, we’re in...

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Death and the Person Inside

Death and the Person Inside

Some days it’s hard to avoid thinking about death. Not my death, but death in general. Yesterday was one of those days. February 13, 2020 would have been Bruce’s and my fourteenth wedding anniversary.   Last year I was still stunned by his death when the day...

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Healing and the Person Inside

Healing and the Person Inside

Two days ago Lily (my inner fourteen-year-old) and I reported to Walla Walla Clinic Dermatology for Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Mohs is a treatment for removing skin cancer. I’m happy to report that the basal cell cancer (the non-life threatening variety) was removed...

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Update from Lily, aka the Person Inside

Update from Lily, aka the Person Inside

  Hi, this is Lily! Susan sends her regards. She asked me, her inner fourteen-year-old, to write this week’s blog because her first exam in Spanish 121 is- -this Friday!- -and she wanted to reserve her brain cells. A lot was happening for us last week, so mostly...

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Self-Reliance and the Person Inside

Self-Reliance and the Person Inside

I’m an optimist by nature but unpleasant things do get me down sometimes. This week, I was hit with a string of them. My optimism faded. I became needy and broody and pensive. I started overthinking things, and pining for someone else to show up and get my life back...

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Making it Fun with the Person Inside

Making it Fun with the Person Inside

Spanish 121 is keeping me on my toes. After 13 years of being completely self-employed, it’s novel to have to show up at a certain place, at a certain time, four days a week. Novel in the best sense of the word. Lily (my inner fourteen-year-old) and I get up at the...

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