1. Open Love Letter to My Forever Friend (2018 Edition)

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    August 24, 2018 by Melanie L.

    Dear Ali, It’s our birthday month, August, again. I used to send you a birthday card every year with a …
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  2. Sonnet 18 Redux

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    April 2, 2020 by Melanie L.

    May I compare you to a summer’s day? You are more lovely and more moderate: Though rough winds shake the …
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  3. He Bit My Ass in Public

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    October 4, 2019 by Melanie L.

    He bit my ass in public. Like a fucking vampire.  It doesn’t matter what I was wearing, even if I …
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  4. House of Culture

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    May 14, 2018 by Melanie L.

    My maternal grandmother, Ita Chernowetsky, was born in “a beautiful country,” Uman, Ukraine in 1914. Her parents ran a laundry …
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  5. Graceful Photo Challenge

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    March 17, 2017 by Melanie L.

    Graceful Blue Stingray https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/graceful/ Stingray

  6. Open Love Letter to My Forever Friend (2016 Edition)

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    August 24, 2016 by Melanie L.

    Dear Ali, It’s our birthday month, August, again; the fifth since you’ve been gone.  I used to send you a birthday …
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  7. How I Met My Dream Guy Within Six Weeks of My Separation

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    August 31, 2015 by Melanie L.

    Huffington Post – Divorce picked up my blog piece originally titled “Stuck on Stupid.”  Read all about how I met …
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  8. True Love Tarried

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    August 27, 2015 by Melanie L.

    I never owned a crystal ball.  Even if I did, I can assure you that I would have seen nothing in …
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  9. Open Love Letter to My Forever Friend (2015 Edition)

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    August 24, 2015 by Melanie L.

    Dear Ali, It’s our birthday month, August, again; the fourth since you’ve been gone.  I used to send you a birthday …
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  10. 6 Common Mistakes New Moms Should Avoid

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    August 1, 2015 by Melanie L.

    Originally posted on My Own Champion:
    Practice makes perfect.  That’s a given.  Since, I have been “practicing” motherhood for just about five…

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Melanie L.

Melanie L.

Wanna-be writer, amateur oil painter, practicing law and motherhood with varied success.

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