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The Happiest

I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. It frightens me to say this, because I have learned the lesson about constant change well.  I know that nothing lasts forever, not even the things you really, really … Continue reading

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Triumphant

If we are lucky, we will experience moments in life when the very core of who we are and what we are is affirmed. Amidst the days when we worry that we’re crazy and the nights when we are afraid … Continue reading

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Parenting: when you’re doing it wrong

I read somewhere that you’re not supposed to take your child’s behavior personally.  We’re not supposed to see the decisions they make or don’t make as a reflection of who we are.  After all, they are their own people. But … Continue reading

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Breaking the cycle. Finally.

We’ve had arguments before. Our marriage counselor insists that we will always have arguments.  Having arguments is no reason to continue going to counseling, she assures us. “Not that I’m kicking you out the door, it’s just – ” “Good … 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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What I’ve Been Meaning To Say…

I used to blog every. single. day.  There was barely a thought or event or special occasion that went undocumented in some form or another. And then?  Well, I don’t know what.  Other shit became more important, I guess.  Or … Continue reading

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The Responsibility Pendulum, aka THE SECRET TO LIFE, as explained by Miss Britt.

People who have gone through some form of therapy are probably the most annoying people in the world. I imagine talking to them is like talking to someone who once watched an episode of Grey’s Anatomy.  “Heart surgery?  Oh, dude, … 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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Is It Too Late For 10 Things I Learned In 2009? (See also: rhetorical questions.)

You know why blogs are better than babies? Because you can ignore them for days and days and weeks and weeks and they are still here. Don’t try that shit with babies.  Seriously. I plan to tell you all about … Continue reading

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