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God Does Have A Sense of Humor.

So for whomever is just joining the party, I lost my Mom in the very first wave of the pandemic, to the fucking pandemic, and shortly...

The Royals.

Let me start by saying, obsessed? No. I should have never included a ? It should have been an ! The Crown? Check. Downton Abbey? Check....

Parents.

I was a teacher. ONE MILLION years ago. And while I may not remember yesterday. I remember students, and actually, subsequently, their...

I Ain't No Wrapper.

The holidays are tough, yet, also full of wonder. It is a time of reflection, family, and friends. Gratitude. Remorse. Jubilation. BUT...

Men Are The Heroes?

I remember hearing during many a history class, that, many BRAVE MEN got into ships a while ago, and pretty much, collectively said,...

Only The Lonely.

My parents wanted multiple kids. Fortunately or not, they got one. (I am going to lean heavily on the side of fortune with this one...)...

Delver.

I come from a long line of "delvers." These are what I call a group of people, who plunge, head first, and, without one fuck given. My...

Child V. Parent.

Should we ask for things? Should we expect things? What is needed for a child-parent relationship to succeed? Support? Love? Presence?...

Why?

Why do things happen? Why do we feel things are always happening to us? MOREOVER, WHY do we end up feeling grateful for another persons...

Eat Your Spinach.

A few weeks ago, I spent a few days in the hospital. It started off innocently as a trip to the doctor after a lengthy bout with stomach...

Travel 101: The Arrival.

Let me start by saying, the trip was wonderful and couldn't have gone any better. I was blessed to see so many, especially those I wasn't...

Travel 101: The Departure.

I am relatively well traveled. Argentina to Australia. Montgomery to Manhattan. I lived abroad for a jaunt. But NOTHING, and I mean...

What We Miss.

I was talking to someone recently, and they had the most wonderful stories about the funeral mass of their loved one. Before I could even...

18 SUMMERS.

Years and years ago, someone once told me, remember, you only get 18 summers with your kids, if that, before they won't want to spend...

My Oldest.

My oldest is a genius. Yet cant tie his shoes. The boy is taller than me. But might as well walk into walls. But my eldest can hold...

Fixed.

Are we ever really fixed? Do we ever heal? From trauma? Experiences? Life? Can we help ourselves? Do we want to? Sometimes remaining...

The Bones Of A Floor.

Two years ago, upon hearing of my Mother's covid diagnosis, I fervently started pulling up my hallway floor like a seasoned contractor....

Validation.

For way too long I have sought validation. From almost any relationship I was a part of. Friends, family, lovers, anything. I felt I...

Over It.

There comes a time when you need to walk. Sanity becomes murky, and a return to normal, necessary. A time where we become exhausted of...

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