Category: Relationships

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her true center

Many of my last posts at Exponent before I took a sabbatical from writing, were about  being alone (see this one and this one)  It was a time of my life where I was...

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Dogs, Pumpkin Bread, and Reindeer

When I was 7 or 8 years old, I lived at the end of a cul-de-sac in a small town in Tennessee.  I have the fondest memories of living there. I remember our huge...

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Rameumptoms

I’ve been thinking lately about the story of the Zoramites and their Rameumptoms. They Zoramites were apostate Nephites who built high towers. They would stand on the towers and yell out memorized prayers to...

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What do Wedding Vows Mean Anyway?

That’s the question, “What do wedding vows mean anyway?” We are thoroughly in wedding and anniversary season and it’s all over my social media feeds. Wedding preparations, wedding photos, throwback anniversary photos. Everywhere! This,...

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My Mother’s Tribe

When I was a child, Exponent II meant pin up parties, left over blue pencils and graph paper scattered throughout our house—the remnants of my mother’s hard work and dedication to the paper. Exponent...

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At Home with Exponent II

Mine is a common story; it’s happened many times. Girl moves to Boston. Girl meets Exponent II. Girl hears the words she’s always thought, but didn’t know how to say. She finds a new...