Tag Archives: Respect

Death and Taxes ðŸ’”

Earlier today, standing in my driveway, I watched a shower of golden-yellow pecan leaves falling in a lovely, slow circle. It was my first moment home since my brother Dave died. We buried him yesterday. Autumn is coming, and usually, … Continue reading

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I Hope It’s True ðŸ™ðŸ»

In murky moments of my recent trek, this song whispered encouragement to me: About three weeks ago, a friend prayed for me, asking that when things get dicey, God would be my defense. It was a sweet moment. As she … Continue reading

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Don’t Trust Me ðŸ™…‍♀️

If it wasn’t bad form to overuse exclamation points, my title would end with one. I don’t trust anyone, and I don’t want anyone to trust me. I could expound on that last statement, but I’d rather let it stand, … Continue reading

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R-E-S-PE-C-T (and the Scene at the Fence)

“I used to belt out the words to that Aretha Franklin classic in the pre-dawn while throwing a paper route for extra money. Little did I know how important the concept of respect would be in my family relationships.” (From … Continue reading

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