Author Archives: writeithot

Regrets, I’ve Had a Few

The week of Father’s Day 2007, my dad asked if I’d come with him to a church he’d been visiting, and then to our scheduled lunch. At the time, I was teaching Sunday school at a different church. I could … Continue reading

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Change the Bulbs, Fix the Windows

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”  ― Plato On New Year’s Day I gave myself one assignment – change every burned-out light … Continue reading

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When it’s not “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Ten years ago, while grieving the sudden loss of my father, I decided to actively avoid the build-up leading to Christmas. Thanksgiving had nearly done me in, and I couldn’t handle an entire month of cheer accompanying another grief milestone. … Continue reading

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How Running a Marathon Led Me Back Home to Writing

This will forever be one of my favorite pictures, taken minutes after crossing the finish line at the Nike Marathon in San Francisco on October 14, 2012. Physically, mentally and emotionally WRECKED. The culmination of a really hard journey to … Continue reading

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To The Woman Who Stole My Purse During My Father’s Funeral

We don’t know each other, but we’ve spoken once. Nine years ago. I was 27, and it was the day after my father’s funeral. You answered my cell phone. Dad loved writing letters, so it felt appropriate to write one … Continue reading

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No Comment(s)

I broke one of my own rules: I read the comments. Like many watching Monday’s presidential debate, I was bewildered to hear a presidential nominee insinuate that our cyber security could be put at risk by “someone sitting on their … Continue reading

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What I Want My Loved Ones to Know When My Depression Makes Me ‘Disappear’

I know my depression has returned full-force when I start to triage my life. The simplest tasks overwhelm me, so I begin to make silent, irrational deals with myself. “If you can get out of bed and make it to work on time, … Continue reading

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