Linda Ryan

To Be Thankful

Thanksgiving is over now, but it lingers on through Black Friday sales, turkey leftovers, and football games. Christmas decorations have been up in the stores since Labor Day, so any seemingly Thanksgiving-oriented displays disappeared by midnight Thursday. The same, of course, will happen on Christmas night. Valentine’s Day cards, candy, and lingerie will be on …

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Finishing

There is something freeing and exhilarating about finishing a long-term writing project, unlike term papers and essays during college. Completing papers did not give me much of a buzz because I often couldn’t choose my content or even my topic. Since then, I’ve been more free to write what I wanted.  I remember my most …

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False Advertising

There it is again. I’m reading the newsreader, and there’s a picture of a very fluffy, cute small dog gazing at the sky. What’s wrong with this picture? It is placed above the story about relieving your cat’s anxiety. Some dogs and cats get along famously, but this picture feels like false advertising. Again, there’s …

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Rainstorms

Every storm runs out of rain.  – Maya Angelou It’s hurricane season, and with it comes the usual wind, rain, storm surge, and flooding. Whereas a few weeks ago the temperatures felt like an audition for moving hell to the earth’s surface, there is now water everywhere, without a drop to drink – unless boiled. …

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