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Apportioned Parenting — The Ripoff

No matter what I do that I know will be hurtful to her, and no matter how much I find hurtful in what the Leaver says and does I still can’t get over a deep, over-abiding sense of pity. Now … Continue reading

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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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Krispy Kreme Anger Burgers

It’s just like AAARGh!…. And then she…  ooooooooo! And I can’t believe that!  With the stuff??!  Then!!!!  What the hell was she thinking??? When I had my wisdom teeth yanked many years ago, I remember taking the pain meds for … Continue reading

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What’s Worked — Vanity, Three Chords and A Dream

A bit before the demolition began openly and in earnest I had set a goal of losing weight and I picked up my guitar.  Distractions that were escapes and life lines to the corporeal.  It is easy to get trapped … Continue reading

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