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It’s Not Always About You

WARNING: The following post is for National Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2016. It deals with suicide, suicidal ideation and other people’s responses to suicide. If you cannot read further, I understand. See you soon.

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Outing. No.

We’ve been watching the Olympics for the past week or so. The only sports I’m personally interested in are 1)Women’s Rugby, 2)Men’s Rugby, 3)Mountain Biking: Men’s and Women’s Cross-country. Pretty much covers what we’re interested in seeing. Lots of people … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July

It’s the Fourth of July everywhere, at least on this side of the International Date Line. The Fourth of July means different things in different countries, of course – in most of the world, it’s Monday. But not here. In … Continue reading

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A Long Weekend

Any of you who have read this blog more than once know that I am an adoptive parent. So, not a real mother; hence the name of this blog. A’s first mother, M, has had a tough time of it … Continue reading

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Some Lives are More Important than Others

TW: Contains descriptions of drugging and rape. There may also be some NSFW language. For the past couple of days, I’ve been wrestling with whether or not to write about this. On the one hand, a crime like this, and … Continue reading

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Remember the Fallen 2016

I’m not sure what I want to write today. I want to write something, for the practice if nothing else. But I’m gonna start anyway. This is Memorial Day weekend here in the US. This is one of two days … Continue reading

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Lasts and Firsts

This week is the beginning of A’s Last Times in Middle School. Yesterday she had the first of her two last concerts. It went well, a joint concert with the school orchestra and chorus. The band played with the orchestra … Continue reading

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What a difference a lot of years make

We’ve been a family for a good long while now. It doesn’t really seem like that long, but a look at A says otherwise. She looks more grownup than she really is. She thinks she’s more grownup than she is, … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Cam Newton

This is in response to seeing Cam Newton’s disappointment and hurt over losing in yesterday’s Super Bowl. For the record, I am a fan of both teams and it was still hard to watch. Dear Mr. Newton, First off, I’m … Continue reading

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What I Did Today

Hey. It’s been a while, I know. There’s not been much to write about lately; I’ve been finishing school, took two exams for professional certification in a field that’s a 180 flip from where I have been, and have been … Continue reading

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