Tina L Porter

The effects of the proximity of brilliance

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The effects of the proximity of brilliance

Grateful. That’s how I’m feeling tonight as I get ready to sleep. I’m counting my blessings instead of sheep, as the old song goes. And I have many. Friends who are talented and even if they weren’t, they are kind and lovely and make my life good and beautiful just by their presence. I have […]

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Tina L Porter

Ugly Pies

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Ugly Pies

There is a quiche in the oven. Okay, it is more like a breakfast casserole, but it is in the oven at 9:43 on a Saturday morning and it smells …deeee-vine. And in about 10 minutes, I anticipate the smell will creep downstairs and lull our houseguests up for breakfast.  And if not?  Then more […]

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Tina L Porter

Becoming My Mother

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Becoming My Mother

Earlier this week, I posted the following on Facebook: You guys, I’m officially an old, old woman. I just heard myself greet a 20-something young woman with “You look spiffy!” I need an intervention! To my surprise, this is probably the most engaged, non-photo, post I’ve ever had on my Facebook page as people both […]

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Tina L Porter

The Hunter

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The Hunter

Somebody somewhere is missing a rat trap. This morning, on the patio where our orange tabby usually consumes his kill, I found a few bird feathers and a large, sprung trap. With nothing in it. I’ve been wondering about this all day long. We joke about our wandering boy, my husband and I, about how […]

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Tina L Porter

Selfie Love

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Selfie Love

I recently spent five days with my mother and my middle sister. Just the three of us, traipsing through northern New Mexico. We were all exhausted our first full day, so we slept in, ate and then took a walk around the resort where my mother had reserved a condo for us. As we were […]

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Tina L Porter

So much depends …

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One of my favorite books that I discovered when my children were in elementary school and I had to work the book fair, is Sharon Creech’s “Love that Dog.” It is a sweet story of how a teacher uses poetry to bring a boy out of grief and teach him to trust his own voice. […]

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Tina L Porter

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