Lee Woodruff

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BHUTAN

“It’s time for an adventure,” he said.  And I, facing an empty nest and the instant revision of my job description as a mother, answered… “Hell yeah.” My adventuresome self had been hibernating during the rearing of four cubs.  There were years of policing and keeping them safe; reflexively spouting “be careful” or “watch out” and the mother  ...

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North Shore Mom with a Rocker’s Heart

Val Haller was always the cool kid on the block.  Literally.  With four young boys and a backyard ice rink, Val’s house was where kids and adults congregated, like a giant tailgate party.  Twenty years later, Val’s house is still the place to be, but for altogether different reasons.  I’ll get to that in a moment. Our family lived down the street and  ...

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Losing My Life

Long ago, I determined that if my house ever caught fire, the one thing I would grab would be my photo albums.  Everything else, I reasoned, was replaceable.  But life’s memories?  Impossible.  Tragic. Re-organizing the basement this summer, I opened a Tupperware container of mementos and immediately smelled danger.  Not smoke or fire, thank goodness,  ...

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Perpetually Skeptic

I look in the hand-held mirror and am dismayed to observe that one brow is now permanently raised, like a female version of Star Trek’s Spock. OK, maybe not quite that pronounced, but definitely higher. Noticeably higher. A line of tiny stitches sits just above the eyebrow and my eyelid is drawn up too, like a roman shade. I look half wide-eyed, my face  ...

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Power of Hair Lost &Found

For anyone who has battled cancer, lost to cancer, kicked cancer’s butt, slow-danced with cancer, supported a loved one with cancer and wanted to see the flower grow out of the crack in the cement sidewalk… well, if cancer is the dark crack…my friend Sandy, and her band of volunteers, are the beautiful flowers. Look what one idea can do to spread  ...

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