Tag: divorce

  • Letting Go

    Letting Go

      We are starting out our New Year with one less family member. It was not a death that claimed him. Not a death in the typical sense at any rate, though, if I am completely honest, there have been moments when I think that[..]
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  • The People We Don’t Miss

    The People We Don’t Miss

    Hardly anyone ever mentions the people  we don't miss at the family gatherings. I don't mean those we love who have gone on to what I hope is an eternal celebration and not an eternal rest. I'm talking about the people who no longer gather[..]
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  • The Abortion I Don’t Regret

    The Abortion I Don’t Regret

    There are things I regret as I look back over my life, having an abortion is no longer one of them. This month marks the 45th anniversary of the day I checked into the Medical Center in my hometown of Columbus, Georgia, for a three[..]
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  • God’s Hot Mess

    God’s Hot Mess

    I think about obituaries more than many in my wide-circle of friends do. This isn't some age-oriented obsession, I've collected obits for years. People mail them to me from all over. So perhaps it isn't surprising that when I learned that Reince Priebus had been[..]
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  • Earl’s Stupid Human Tricks

    Earl’s Stupid Human Tricks

        Sitting in the courtroom, listening to Earl's momma lie through her pearly white teeth, Morgan wished upon her momma's grave that she had not thrown out that book. She wished she'd read it cover-to-cover. Wished for all things fried in deep fat that[..]
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  • The Vows We Break

    The Vows We Break

    The last time the West Coast contingent of the Spears family came together was for Mama's funeral. This past weekend we came from up (Los Angeles) and down  (Seattle) the West Coast for my nephew Robert's wedding. [caption id="attachment_1799" align="aligncenter" width="1588"] West Coast Spears Clan[/caption][..]
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