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Migraines and Botox . . . the journey continues

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As this second round of shots starts to wear off, and with my next appointment only about two weeks away, I thought you would all like an update. I've decided that Botox is not for me. While the shots do seem to lesson the severity of the migraine in general, they are by no means eliminating them as I had hoped. Hell, the shots aren't even reducing the ... [Continue Reading]

Dear Mom by Shanon Grey

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Strange—I don’t even know if you would have wanted to be called Mom. Would you have thought it irreverent, as my stepmother did? Would you have liked Mommy or Mother better? I’ll choose Mom, not because of any derision, but because I know I love it when my daughter, your granddaughter, calls me that—unless she’s ill or upset, then she reverts to Mommy or Momma. ... [Continue Reading]

Dear John by Louise Voss A Lost Love Letter from Louise Voss

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Dear John, It seems unbelievable that it’s thirty years this summer since you died. I often wonder who you would be now, had you lived – possibly an army colonel. Or maybe a used car salesman! Your ambition was to become an officer, and you would have made a good one, although I always had a sneaking suspicion that perhaps I wouldn’t have liked who you became. ... [Continue Reading]

Dear John by Louise Voss

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It seems unbelievable that it’s thirty years this summer since you died. I often wonder who you would be now, had you lived – possibly an army colonel. Or maybe a used car salesman! Your ambition was to become an officer, and you would have made a good one, although I always had a sneaking suspicion that perhaps I wouldn’t have liked who you became. You always ... [Continue Reading]

Dear Tiffany

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“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” –Marlene Dietrich I will never forget the day I answered my front door and was presented with one of the most beautiful bouquet of flowers I’d ever received. When I opened the card and read it, I was shocked to learn they’d been sent from you. The flowers were your way of saying thanks for helping you ... [Continue Reading]

Dear J. T. by Katherine Owen

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It’s been three years since the unexpected ending of our friendship. Some days, it feels like it’s been a decade; others it feels like just days. Sometimes, I’m almost past the anger. Sometimes, I’m almost past the betrayal. Here? On the other side? There is all this indifference and a kind of wistfulness that alternates within me most days when I think of you. ... [Continue Reading]

Dear Miss Austen, by Kat Flannery

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We have never met, and with the many years between us, you being born in 1775 and me in 1977, the likelihood of this occurring is slim. However, I have admired you since I was sixteen years old, when I read Pride and Prejudice for the first time. You were talented beyond your time, and as I researched your life more, I was saddened to learn that you never ... [Continue Reading]