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Beth M. Wood

Taxi Cab Talisman

By Beth M. Wood

Taxi Cab Talisman

When my sons were young, they were very into hot wheels. They had them all; fire engines, hot rods, construction trucks, rescue vehicles, school buses, even a red, double-decker right off the streets of London. They loved them all, especially the hot rods. My favorite of all of these was the little, yellow taxi with […]

47 Hours

By Beth M. Wood

47 Hours

The government says I deserve a break…some “me” time. I have this in writing. It’s called a Parenting Plan. Every other weekend, my three kids are picked up by their dad at 6 pm on Friday, and returned to me at 5 pm on Sunday. That’s 47 hours. Just for me. My married-with-kids friends are […]

I do not have a green thumb. Potted plants do not survive in my home. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a proud homeowner, and I take as much care of the outside of my house as I do the inside; trimming the landscaping and adding mulch in the springtime, mowing and watering the lawn in […]

Empty Case, Full Life

By Beth M. Wood

On our wedding day, my parents’ oldest friends presented my new husband and me with a case of red wine. Like me, it was bold and flavorful. Unlike me, it was also full-bodied (I stand 5’9” and weigh 120). The card read “Save for the most special of occasions throughout your life together…the birth of […]

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