Author Archives: Micki

Story 1- mom without boundaries 

I called my mom today. There is no predicting the direction the conversation will take.  The conversation began with, “Hi honey, I’m great today. I went to the dentist and all six teeth I have left are in good shape.” … Continue reading

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Back.

As often happens I am saying, “I wish I would have done this sooner.”  This time I’m referring to writing. There’s no reason I have not written here for six months. Well, there are a few: insecurity, laziness, jumbled thoughts, … Continue reading

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Farewell

I wasn’t sad to tell SLC goodbye. But in what other airport is there a piano being played in the food court?   

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More from Happy Land

Everyone smiles. Seriously people? Why are ya’ll so damn happy? It’s hot! It’s 106 degrees. Hot! Be grouchy. Like me. 2.  The streets are clean. People don’t liter. 3.  Not only is the parking lot at the hospital free, valet … Continue reading

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You know you’re in Utah when…

Yesterday I went by the grocery store on my way back to my aunt’s house. The perky blonde hair, blue eyed girl said hello, and told me that she’s asking people questions today.  Ok. Q: What advice would you give … Continue reading

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The Things People Say

A student walking by said to me, “Some day I’m gonna steal your eyes.” Huh? “It’s a complement, Miss.  You have pretty eyes. I’m gonna steal your eyes.” Kid, that’s a little closer to creepy than complement. A co-worker was … Continue reading

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Welcome back from spring break. I guess.

I hoped that today would be an easy day.  I hoped for quiet, no drama, working on schedules, ideally not even seeing students.  Hope. Last week, during the break, I heard about a shooting at one of the apartments zoned … Continue reading

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England, Part 1

6:00 A.M., January 1, 1999.  I was only a little hungover, but very tired.  My brother had gotten married the night before, and I was at the airport with my very pregnant sister, her husband, and their three year old. … Continue reading

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I got my spirituality on

We went to Rothko Chapel. I don’t get it.  We went to “The Infinity Machine” installation at the Byzantine Fresco Chapel.  This was scary.  Yes, read the article, watch the video, and you think it looks great.  It’s not.  It’s … Continue reading

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Visit with my dad

I made it to visit my dad for his early birthday surprise.  It ended up not being a surprise, because I couldn’t keep it to myself.  Every time I talked to him I wanted to tell him.  Also, I wanted … Continue reading

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