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And, in the Backseat, You Will Receive Total Consciousness

This parenting gig is about as predictable as a speed dating event sponsored by Ambien and Wild Turkey. But, there are a few guarantees. You will say things that you would never think would come out of your mouth. Your … Continue reading

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A Post About Saying Thank You

It was one of those moments. The kind where you knew why it was important. The kind that counterbalances darkness and sadness and apathy. The kind that doesn’t surprise you when it comes because its approach is deliberate, inevitable as endings tend … Continue reading

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My Stupid, Helpful Back

I have been a cranky bastard lately. Two weeks ago I threw my back out. I shudder even typing the words “threw my back out.” It itself is a statement that implies something altogether different than that sum of words … Continue reading

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Of Hearts Yet to Be Broken

With the music helping your old parents shake the sleep out of our heads, you girls dance like you’re supposed to – fully, freely, with everything. You dance like little girls who feel the rhythm completely, even if you can’t … Continue reading

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The Sound of My Voice

I wonder where it comes from. I wonder where we gather up the strength and energy to sound like ourselves. The air and the vibrations and the originality and the message. We are forever sending out our voice to be … Continue reading

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The First Day

We stood looking through the window for quite a while. Without any words between us, we watched her move through her new environment. Her steps were still and quiet. Her eyes seemed to be devouring all that was around her. … Continue reading

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Through the Storms

Breathe. Soften your face. Relax your jaw. Stay quiet. Don’t waiver. And breathe. Sometimes I can barely remember this, let alone carry it out when I am faced with the full fury or unabashed defiance of my 3 and 4 … Continue reading

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Getting Wet

This post is part of The Write On Project Topic: Rain The kids were going bat-shit crazy. Evasive action had to be taken. The fate and collective sanity of our nation of four was at stake. The tipping point was … Continue reading

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No More Trouble

“We don’t neeeeeeeeeeeed no more trouble” This is the soundtrack in my car right now. My girls’ new favorite song is “No More Trouble”. Disc 2, track 10 off the Bob Marley box set, Songs of Freedom. So cool. I … Continue reading

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Short Gurus and My Tantrums

I think of myself as a pretty introspective person. I value rationality and reason and would like to believe that my behavior is dictated by sensible consideration rather than careless reaction. I suppose myself to be a thinker. I even … Continue reading

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