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Same Dilemmas, Bigger Price Tags

November 26, 2010
By Mara Gordon
Same Dilemmas, Bigger Price Tags

When I first made the decision to move back to California, into the house that I had left behind five long years ago, there were so many emotions to face. How long until the walls closed in on me? Would I be able to stick it out long enough to get my book written?...

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My Father, My Mentor

June 20, 2010
By Mara Gordon
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There’s a saying that I’ve heard repeated numerous times in my life, and I’ve even used it myself. It goes like this, “If he knew better, he would have done better”. If I were asked to sum up my father in one sentence, this...

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Low Dose Aspirin

June 19, 2010
By Mara Gordon
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When one of my sisters brought home whatever was going around the school, my mother had a theory that it was best to get it over with, and have us all get it at once. This included chicken pox, mumps, measles, and so many...

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Leaving California

May 27, 2010
By Mara Gordon
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Driving along in the car, we spend a lot of time listening to NPR. There are exceptions in some desolate areas, but I can almost always count on it...

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My Dollar Hoop Earrings

May 13, 2010
By Mara Gordon
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A couple of weeks ago, I went to Santa Cruz and Capitola for a “Girls’ Getaway”. While there, I splurged on a pair of $1 hoop earrings. Usually, I...

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When a Mother Stops Being Mom

April 29, 2010
By Mara Gordon
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When I was a little girl, my mother and I used to stay up very late most Friday nights to watch what were then referred to as horror films....

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