Author Archives: Cindy Reed

About Cindy Reed

I hate pants.

Two Hikes, Two Years Apart

I remember the nurse’s name as being Al, even though it probably wasn’t, but the man was practically an Al Franken tribute band, with the look and feel of the real deal, an amazing facsimile. Al held my hand every … Continue reading

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The Magical Power of Doing the Opposite.

I wake up every day terrified of something. Whether I’ll meet that day’s work deadline. Whether the last thing I wrote was crap. Hell, I worry about getting the girls to school on time. You’d think that since I’ve never … Continue reading

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300 Words About Grief.

You walk into the vet with a Saint Bernard and you leave with an empty collar that somehow weighs more than she ever did, 120 pounds of sadness pressing down against your chest. This is your second dog lost in … Continue reading

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When Everything Ends All at Once.

The floor in the back of the newly opened pet store was covered with sawdust. I wandered past row after row of large dogs in crates until I came upon a single tiny Lhasa Apso puppy, his brown eyes boring … Continue reading

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Getting a Plan: How I Found Out I’m Not a Financial Loser

Two years ago, I quit my day job to become a freelance writer. This is the third time in my life that I’ve switched not just jobs, but careers, choices that have not been without financial consequences. So I was … Continue reading

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