Off & Running
a Blog of Life on the Run

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December 21st 2015
December 2004.  Sacramento, California. Freshly divorced. Adoption day.   Your foster mom brought you over. We watched you intently. You took in your surroundings. Unsure. I knew nothing... READ MORE
August 26th 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she wants.   A break-up. Secrets withheld. “If you... READ MORE
June 16th 2010
Fireflies hovering over the grass green sparkling fluorescent, oh, so serene. Little white dog so curiously sneaking to find out where from tiny lights have come peeking. Casual... READ MORE
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The Loss of My First Love
December 21, 2015
December 2004.  Sacramento, California. Freshly divorced. Adoption day.   Your foster mom brought you over. We watched you intently. You took in
The Secrets of Letting Go
August 26, 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she
No More Should-ing On Myself
July 7, 2015
  “If God gives such attention to the wildflowers - most of which are never even
Struggling With Purpose
June 13, 2015
The breeze blows through big open windows rustling the white drapes. The oppressive heat hasn’t fully arrived yet
As You Are. Not As You Should Be.
April 21, 2015
  Hi. My name is Melanie and I feel like a failure on a daily basis.
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