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About theleavee

I'm a father of two children. My wife is going to move out by the looks of it.... Woops... Rather, that's what she said when I started writing this blog. That was back in 2011. So she has moved out and I have primary custody.

It’s Okay; He’s a Single Parent

I’m a mid-forties old male.  The Leaver stayed home for years, so that, nominally I could concentrate on my career.  I say nominally because for many years the Leaver’s life took up a lot of attention and energy but that … Continue reading

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The Nobel Prize of Vanity — Don’t Throw Out Your Love Letters (3 of 3)

That’s not to say, I wouldn’t love to meet the women those girls, who wrote those love letters, have become. If indeed they are still with us.  I’m coming up to my middle forties.  That some of these people might … Continue reading

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Welcome All! We’re Serving Pity Turducken, This Year!

“How did that happen!?”Asked my sister And rather more pointedly  “Why are you spending Christmas with her!” from my girlfriend. By the context and the gratuitous use of exclamation marks you may well have already surmised that the personal pronoun … Continue reading

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Why a Tweet is Not a Love Letter (Don’t Throw Out Your Love Letters Part II)

Woe, oh young generation! Where are your love letters in the age of pocket tweeps and tablet bluzzes! I don’t doubt that there is as much ardour today as ever — thumbed and zapped, snapped and swiped.  And all of it preserved … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw Out Your Love Letters (Part One)

Don’t throw out your love letters. Don’t burn them, don’t bury them, no matter the heartache and heartbreak and anger and lingering enmity.  And for the love of God, don’t return them! Hide them from your present self in the … Continue reading

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Separation/Divorce Agreement Part II — Your Child’s Future in 500 Words or Less

So here’s your child’s upbringing as brought to you by a standard divorce agreement: S/he go to school S/he on sport teams S/he go on a few trips S/he go to university Once completed university they are no longer childrenand … Continue reading

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The God is in the Guitar

Home. Living room, sofa. What a gift the guitar. And it really is a gift that I received, at the time when I was young much to my chagrin really. I didn’t practice much then, and not surprisingly I’m really … Continue reading

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