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Apportioned Parenting — Can you Dig It?

First couple of weeks of September, first two weeks of school: Breakfast, lunches, dinners and much culinary improvising. Birthday party. Freezing and eight year old’s warts. Bizzarre (honestly, very bizzarre) taxman panic. Cold, cold sore and a migrane. Footwear and … Continue reading

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The Tell – Part 1

Crisis tends to bring out the essentials of what it means to be human and what it means to be the specific human being you are.  The communication of crisis, the urge to share the crisis and the urge to … Continue reading

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Lower the Bar, Then Light It

“The Libyan people are nothing, if not a resilient people.” “There is a dignity in these Somalies.  Desperate, starving, they keep their dignity even in their darkest hour.” Which of the world’s peoples are not resilient and or dignified? The … Continue reading

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What’s Worked — Prayer

As previously mentioned, I am a practicing Christian. But prayer working is not about me asking to a have the Leaver struck down by thunderbolt.  I do think that within this spectacular do-do storm that has struck our family there … Continue reading

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In Our Bedroom After the War

Wake up! Say good morning to that sleepy person lying next to you If there’s no one there, then there’s no one there, but at least the war is over             Stars, from “In Our … Continue reading

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Fallacies; Pathetic or Otherwise

Chilly, rainy.  And the Leaver gathered things to take them to her new home.  Pathetic fallacy, is what we called it in high school English class.                  Well it was pathetic fallacy for the Leaver and the Leavee.  The kids went to … Continue reading

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So Far, The Worst Conversation of My Life

I gathered the children in the living room, late in the afternoon; we had something important to tell them. My 10-year-old daughter blurted out, “Is mom pregnant?” “No….” answered their mother and continued on and said what needed to be … Continue reading

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