The mock of an alpha

I’ve just spent a week home alone.  My daughter and husband went to Minnesota for a week to visit my oldest daughter, see a hockey game and hang out with family.  It was a win-win-win because I was given six quiet days with the house to myself… Well, almost to myself.  Just me, the chinchilla […]

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Warmer Waters

In memory of Mimi Ward, who passed away ten years ago and in honor of Lucy Bogue who celebrates ten years of remission from leukemia.  I wrote this poem thinking of both of them at the time, and there is sadness today that makes me think of these geese, and joy that makes me grateful […]

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Eldest

The life force that propelled her way into our world took my breath away. Immediately we began a dance, connecting and disconnecting. From the first moment she could use her vocal chords, her song was strong. At five she chose the violin; at twelve she chose voice; at fifteen she followed her passion all the […]

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Re-visions and snowshoeing

This morning I made my first trek in the snow with my favorite Christmas present, a pair of LL Bean snowshoes. The light purple aluminum frames didn’t have much of a challenge in the four-inches of snow that covers the ground, and I found myself thinking about my current novel and the editing process. Vermont […]

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Pigs on the beach

Pigs on the Beach By Sarah Ward, July 2007 Eighteen years ago our friendship bloomed. Her open mind and laissez faire ways so opposite to mine She pried me open with her smile, filling my empty spaces with gentle reassurance; quieting my anxieties, acknowledging my nightmares. Our hearts broke when I left Alaska, but she […]

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