Author Archives: Joy


There’s a story of a woman with a rock. She carries the rock everywhere she goes. It’s not a pretty rock; in fact it’s a rather dirty, ugly, boring rock. But everyone notices the rock because it’s so big. One … Continue reading

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Steering Into the Slide

    A few years ago I bought my dream car. A high-end BMW, it was an amazing work of machine art.      Once, on a deserted rural flat stretch of highway I went 125 mph, a speed where I hit a … Continue reading

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In the midst of candy wrangling on Halloween I received a heartbreaking text from one of my best friends who was about to hand his oldest son off to God. We do not feel old enough to have adult children, … Continue reading

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