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In Memorium

When I was young, I made friends with older people often. It made for a better conversation frankly, while I waited for my peers to grow up. Now, they are all old themselves, and many are dying of disease, I've lost five this year. Another has cancer, difficult and painful. I wonder whether this is […]

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Mom the vengeful wrathful and all seeing.

I want to like the Gilmore Girls, because the story pulls a few of my strings. But… the “best friend” style parenting there sometimes irks me. I was not my children’s friend. I was their mom. Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE each other more than BFFs. But I’m mom. “Mom” is a minor deity […]

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Continuing the Journey

As an author, and as someone who has long been a blogger already, my friends finally pushed me into creating this author’s website for myself. So, I guess I’ll be blogging over here now. You can subscribe at the top if you’re one of my long-time followers, or if not, welcome. I’ll occasionally be placing […]

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The Trial That is Brevity

Many of you know that when I’m in social settings, my worst failing is that I fall into my own mouth. I get word vomit, and the more nervous I get about word vomit, the more random blatherings come pouring out. It’s my primary social failing. I’m too damn wordy. —— Now that I’ve been […]

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Smaller Grown-ups

If you have children, remember one thing above all else: That is a whole person. Speak to them and treat their questions and considerations as if they were already full-sized, so that they know how important they are to you. Children really are our future, and when they grow up, you don’t want them hating […]

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Serving a Purpose

Note: This is brought over from my old blog, where I posted regularly for years, working to overcome my fear of communicating publicly. As most of you know, I started this blog in order to get over my fear of writing in public. Now, having now been published three times, the goal is complete! I […]

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Smack Talking About the Ex

My ex-husband and I were discussing smack talking about exes the other day. We both see that come up in parenting groups on Facebook. I don’t think it’s cool to do that. Sure, you might have a beef with him or her. You’re exes, it comes with the territory. But if you’ve got kids with […]

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Not a Christmas Person

If you must do Christmas the way the commercials want you to, try to buy locally and avoid the chain stores. Support your local economy, by shopping where the money stays local, feeding a family instead of a global conglomerate. Just a thought for those of you who are already a-tingle with Christmas fever. I’m […]

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Framing Mary Jane

I realize that you will mostly disagree with me. But here’s the way I think: The entire debate about marijuana/medical marijuana in this country is backward, and the intended solution of Pharma-controlled distribution only makes the problems I have mentioned before worse. Attempting to solve the drug crisis in this country by making legal vendors […]

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