Category Archives: Non-Fiction

  1. Thank You, Abe

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    November 26, 2014 by Melanie L.

    I can’t think of a better time to reflect on my immigrant great-grandparents, the sacrifices they made, and the resulting …
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  2. Handmade Friendship

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    November 14, 2014 by Melanie L.

    As a child, my parents loved the handmade gifts I made for them.  Or, at least they let me believe that …
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  3. True Love Tarried

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    November 4, 2014 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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  4. Hallowing Shabbat

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    October 31, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Earlier this year, Purim and St. Patrick’s Day followed in close succession creating a festive celebratory weekend for all. Though …
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  5. My Night With a Muppet and Other Mishegas

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    September 24, 2014 by Melanie L.

    When I was a young child, somewhere near the age of six, I scared the crap out of my mom.  …
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  6. Labor Day Reflections on the Toughest Job

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    September 3, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Twenty-one years ago, my boss, the assistant manager at CVS/Pharmacy store #813, expected me to come to work everyday with a …
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  7. Big Summer Blowout

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    August 28, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Trigger warning: explicit sh!t.   Even in ideal circumstances dating is awkward.  Dating experts advise daters to, “Just be yourself.”  That’s …
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  8. The Accidental Naturalist (Edited)

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    August 12, 2014 by Melanie L.

      I was scared sh!tless. I was scared because the labor of my second pregnancy was nothing like my first.  …
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  9. Summer Beckoned

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    August 5, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Summer beckoned. Outside we bounded. “Avoid the cornfield!” Mom hounded. Heather we joined. Others we summoned, including the boys. Kickball ensued …
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  10. Independence

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    July 6, 2014 by Melanie L.

    One half a queen gained. One pillow reclaimed. Two bedrooms shed along with three dressers, a title, and winner of …
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Melanie L.

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

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