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Talking About What We’re Not Supposed To Know

I need you to read this. It’s important.  It’s important to me because it’s important to someone I care about, and you might be able to help. When my friend Patrick asked me if he could borrow my blog, my … Continue reading

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On Building Walls. Or maybe promoting a World Tour, it’s hard to tell at this point.

I spent most of my teenage years and early twenties trying to teach my mother about the importance of boundaries. Mainly in the “jeeez, get out of my face/room/life/business!” way.  But also, once in a while, when she’d come to … Continue reading

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Happy Creed Day!

  This is my baby brother. And by baby brother I mean 21 year old college junior who can totally take care of himself and vote and hold a job and probably (but maybe not! probably not even!  we’re going … Continue reading

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Only A Bunch Of Douches Would Call Themselves “The Orlando Mafia”.

We call ourselves The Orlando Mafia. And every time we do, one of us invariably rolls rolls our eyes and laughs, “man we are douches.”  And then another one of us laughs too and agrees, “I know!  I can’t imagine … Continue reading

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The next time someone says “are you sitting down?”, I’m going to hang up.

I don’t remember what day it was when my mother called. A week ago, I think. I don’t remember what I was doing at the time. Something in my kitchen, and I was smiling. It didn’t occur to me that … Continue reading

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Like Yin and Yang On LSD, I Think.

I keep thinking about how I want to come here and tell you thank you.  I want to express how grateful I am for the kindness of loved ones and strangers and how all of it has reminded me that … Continue reading

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I don’t know what to say other than, it’s in the papers, so I might as well tell you.

I don’t know where to start. I should start at the beginning, but I have no idea where that is. What I know, is that in the paper, there is this:  “IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man arrested Thursday … Continue reading

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I’m In The Mood

I am absolutely over the moon that today is Christmas Eve. Jared and I both have to work today, but tonight we’ll go to church with the kids and Hilly.  After church, we’ll come home to have chilli and appetizers, … Continue reading

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Ten.

As of about two o’clock this morning, I am officially the mother of a ten year old. Ten. One Zero. It now takes two whole digits to accurately describe him.  Or rather, his age.  It obviously takes more than mere … Continue reading

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The Guilt

We never believe our own mothers. She tells us the world is round, and we roll our eyes at the very idea that she would know anything about the size or shape of the world.  But when Mrs. Smith shows … Continue reading

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