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Some miles have been longer and more excruciating than others. At times you’ve been abandoned to walk alone, other legs you were surrounded by friends and family who love you. Supporters cheered from the sidelines, others threw rocks to deter you and block your way. …

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Aren’t mothers a strange thing? We all have them. Fundamental, foundational and necessary for life. Our cells and blood mingle as we evolve over months and then years into the creation we are; connected to this woman at the instant we, ourselves, come into being. We are profoundly, forever bound…

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Aren’t mothers a strange thing? We all have them. Fundamental, foundational and necessary for life. Our cells and blood mingle as we evolve over months and then years into the creation we are; connected to this woman at the instant we, ourselves, come into being. We are profoundly, forever bound…

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I have a puppy and I have depression. This means my house stinks. I just shampooed the rug in my living room and even though the shampoo soap is lavender-scented, the rug and the room smell like puppy pee. And that reminds me of my Narcissistic ex-husband.

“Well,” you say…

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“Ahh, Manina!,” the junior customs inspector greeted me. The entire customs staff, about 8 men in gaudy uniforms, thought it was nothing short of hilarious that I performed this pantomime every 10–15 days. ‘Manina’ was Miss in some combination of local Portuguese and Shangan (a local tribal language). I hated…

Jenni Brannan

Writing to peel back the layers, expose the juicy middle and maybe find something unexpected. www.jennibrannan.com

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