Monthly Archives: April 2014

Day 40 — Short, Sweet, and with Gratitude — 40 Days of Writing, Spring Session

Here it is, Day 40, and I have a plethora of feelings: pride in accomplishment, a bit of sadness, jubilation and inspiration. The 40 Days of Writing projects have been the best thing for me, to get my creative juices … Continue reading

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Day 39 — A Girl and a Suzuki FZ-50 — 40 Days of Writing, Spring Session

 Me, on my Suzuki FZ-50, in the Santa Cruz Mountains — 1980 Driving into work this afternoon I noticed a young woman on a Vespa. Sitting in my 2000 Honda CRV with the air conditioning on, I couldn’t help but … Continue reading

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Day 38 — Hi, I’m Kelly, and I’m a Foodie — 40 Days of Writing, Spring Session

My husband Chuck is going to kill me. Yesterday we went to Vons Supermarket and spent $143.00 on groceries. We eat at home most of the time, and — aside from his beloved El Monterey Frozen Chimichangas — we eat … Continue reading

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Day 37 — Helping and Healing — 40 Days of Writing, Spring Session

I have mentioned in several recent posts about the estrangement I have with my younger brother Brian and how I have recently started seeing a psychologist to help me deal with the sadness and anger I am feeling. Meanwhile, I … Continue reading

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Day 36 — A New Restaurant = Joy — 40 Days of Writing, Spring Session

Nothing puts a spring in my step like knowing I will be trying out a new restaurant that night. A new place called Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria opened in our neighborhood — three blocks from our house — and although it is … Continue reading

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Day 35 — A Different Neighborhood — 40 Days of Writing, Spring Session

Sometimes it’s fun to venture a bit out of the neighborhood, even if it’s just a mile away. I found out about a new little park that borders a canyon in nearby Mission Hills. My neighbor Marilyn said the park … Continue reading

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Day 34 — Therapy — 40 Days of Writing, Spring Session

I walked through the business complex in the Old Town part of San Diego. The first thing I saw when I walked into the waiting room was a tub of Red Vines; waves of comfort and optimism permeated my soul. … Continue reading

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