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Crappy Birthday

When I turned 21, I had a massive bladder infection and couldn’t drink. I thought that was the worst birthday ever. And really, at 21, it probably seemed like the end of the world to have my plans suddenly get … Continue reading

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Me, In The Middle Of Tuesday

It’s been a long day. Today started out like any other Tuesday. I got up, got the kids ready for school, got them on the bus, got myself ready, and went to work. It was a fairly productive work day, … Continue reading

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The Year of the Boy

Jackson has had difficulties with reading, writing, and language since he first started pre-K at age 4. His pre-K teacher told us that it would take him much longer to complete the writing pages; her response was to give him … Continue reading

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Fear

I’ve never been one for horror movies. Although the premise of IT intrigues me, there is absolutely no way I’ll ever watch it. I don’t need to watch scary movies—my mind comes up with plenty of scary scenarios on its own. … Continue reading

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Consequences

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. -Sir Isaac Newton, Newton’s Third Law of Physics Today, class, we’re going to talk about physics. Okay, no, not really – we’re going to talk about microbiology as it pertains … Continue reading

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Unfair

Humans have an internal compass for justice—at least, most of us do. We learn as young children to abhor injustice. As we mature, we learn the unpleasant truth that things sometimes are deeply unjust and beyond our control. Gracie rarely … Continue reading

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To Care or Not To Care

Gracie and Jackson and I did a couple of 5Ks last spring. Although Gracie wanted to participate, she is not physically capable of walking that far, so we would take her stroller and she would ride in the stroller when … Continue reading

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