Let’s Try Tumbling

I wrote a while back about a dance class in which I had enrolled Finn.  In the end, it wasn’t a good fit.  He went for a few weeks, and then we dropped out for a few reasons.  Although it was a class specifically for kids with special needs, I was never completely comfortable with […]

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Buying a Better Body

So, I had two different strangers fondle my boobs today.  True story. The first was a cosmetic surgeon.  I mentioned a while back that I hope to have some work done – namely, a boob job and a tummy tuck.  I was serious. I’m not interested in criticism.  I know it’s a controversial choice to […]

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I Don’t Have to Give a Shit Anymore.

This has been something of a revelation for me – a personal awakening of sorts. I don’t have to give a shit anymore. For a good part of my adult life, I’ve heard myself say things like, “I refuse to be a slave to my past,” and “Once you become a grownup, you’re responsible for […]

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Patience and Faith

Joey is deep into rehearsals for the upcoming production of CATS by the children’s theater company he belongs to.  I know it’s been a somewhat trying week of rehearsals, with some kids not being quite on top of their lines, choreography, etc.  All of us parents received an email from the director this evening asking […]

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2014: The Year In Review

The kids are on winter break, and between that and the pre-Christmas baking frenzy and the pre-Christmas wrapping frenzy, there has been little time to write.  I’ve spent the last couple of days going through photos from the year … ah, nostalgia.  I’ve had this long-standing goal of putting together a photo memory book for […]

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High School Sucks

I was at a choir performance last night for Joey’s junior high school choir, which took place at Kevin’s high school; the junior high school advanced choir (of which Joey is a member) was invited to perform a holiday concert with the high school choir (if anyone is worried that people have forgotten the Christ […]

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Racism, revisted

I know – I must be a glutton for punishment.  This topic, maybe more than any other topic I’ve known, has ignited passions in the people around me.  The whole thing, frankly, has left me saddened and disturbed.  I can’t stop thinking about Ferguson, and even more, I can’t stop thinking about the conversations I’ve […]

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Thoughts on Racism

I’ve had some thoughts swirling around in my head with everything that’s been happening in Ferguson, and having a hard time putting them together coherently.  I will say that I have not followed the news closely; I tend to avoid coverage of anything from most news outlets because it’s all so depressing and/or sensationalized.  Pretty […]

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