Author Archives: csequoia

It Gets Easier

The queen must die. Her loyal subjects will be given to a rival kingdom where they will work themselves to death. That is the best path, the right path, this time. No, this isn’t the outline of a new fantasy … Continue reading

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Night Swimming

“Oh! The water is cold tonight!” Mary exclaims as she eases into the lake. The water feels cold to me, too, but no more than usual. Night swimming has it’s advantages – no boats, no other people – and it’s … Continue reading

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The No-Try Exercise Program

Roller derby made exercise a regular part of my life. I spent my childhood and young adulthood continually playing sports, but somewhere between high school and a full time job, I lost that normalcy of daily physical activity. College and … Continue reading

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Keeping It Easy

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Heck, it still is a good idea. Sign up to have my work reviewed by my writing group. Put my stuff out there, and start getting some feedback. That is how … Continue reading

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Scanning for Content

“So the first step of the strategy is “Preview”. That’s where you scan over the information you want to remember, and get an idea of what will be covered”. My new speech language pathologist points to the appropriate section in … Continue reading

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Why Oh Why?

Something is wrong, and I want to know why. I went out with a new friend for dinner tonight, and by the time I got home – now – something broke, something is no longer right with my brain. I … Continue reading

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Staycation

The waves swish rhythmically against the shore, small and frequent. A steady breeze from the north keeps the bugs away – mostly – and the sun is blunted by layers of tree leaves. I sit here in my beach chair, … Continue reading

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