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Right now, I'm reading:
too many to list - open on my table include Philip Clayton and Marjori Suchoki, three different "daily meditation" books, my own journal,

My favorite story of all time is:
ummm, hard to say, perhaps "It's Like This, Cat" as an adolescent sticks in my mind MANY years later, but then there's Tony Hillerman's autobiography and....

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Unitarian Universalist World; Clayton's Emergings; Claremont School of Theology Theolog; Huffington Post; Teaching Tolerance; Turnings and Truings; Washington Blade; Colorlines

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
Why am I the "first girl" to do stuff?

PatsMom’s Latest Memoir of 31

“You were my best friend, Jerk.”

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