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papa we’ll go sailing

Here I am lost in the wind ‘Round in circles sailing Like a ship that never comes in Standing by myself — the prophet randy newman I’m running in the afternoon, because it’s just not quite warm enough in the morning … Continue reading

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marley

Who holds your hand when you’re alone? — the prophet patty larkin I’m no expert on either, but given the choice of herding cats or keeping up with four little boys at the same time, I’m taking my chances with … Continue reading

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once upon a beach

Put a candle in the window ‘Cause I feel I’ve gotta move Though I’m goin’, goin’ I’ll be comin’ home soon Long as I can see the light — the prophet fogerty    

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dear nicole

Hi. I hope you’re OK, even though I know you’re not. Which, I suppose, is the point of hoping. We’re still at Kellie’s house, at least till the chocolate croissants run out, which shouldn’t take long. Kellie and I were talking … Continue reading

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dear sarah

I have a confession. I have no idea how to write a eulogy. But I DO know how to write a letter. So with the help of the people who love her most, that’s what I did. Dear Sarah: Hi. … Continue reading

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sisters, part 2

We’re all gonna be here forever So mama, don’t you make such a stir Just put down that camera And come on and join up  The last of the family reserve — the prophet Lyle Lovett

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sisters, part 1

They’re crying. And laughing. And crying again. I’m in the middle of a pack of sisters. Four generations of fiercely independent, strong, hilarious women. I suppose the textbook definition would say they’re grandmothers and moms and aunts and nieces, but … Continue reading

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