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JD Combs
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I make stuff up. From fiction to food and almost everything in between, I make it up.
I make stuff up. From fiction to food and almost everything in between, I make it up.

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Dear Darlings, Claire and her class are reading Hamlet in their AP Lit class. Her teacher wrote all of the parents a letter asking us to write letters to our children with advice we would like to give them as they get ready to leave high school behind and…
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Dear Darlings, In a mere 24 days I’ll hit the biggest birthday milestone of my life, so far. All of the standard cliches apply…”I blinked,” “Time flies,” “Life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer you are to the end the faster it goes.” I could go…
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Dear Darlings, Last weekend I did something big. It’s been on my list of things to learn for a long time. And so I did it. Zach was the impetus for me acting on my desire… A few months ago he came to me and said he wanted to buy a motorcycle. Years ago I…
A prissy badass
A prissy badass
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Dear Darlings, Yesterday into this morning my head and heart were swirling with emotions I was having a hard time putting a finger on. Today I realized what those feelings were. Fear, anger and sadness. All rolled into one. Most of you, who are regular…
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Dear Darlings, Most fighters pilots are given nicknames – callsigns – by their fellow fight pilots. Callsign: Viper, Callsign: Charlie, Callsign: Maverick…you get the idea. I believe I have now been assigned a callsign by Claire. She asked me last week if…
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Dear Darlings, Today was Claire’s last first day of high school. This is the first of many lasts for her, Stan and me. I know we’ve sent two off into the great, wide world, but this is the last of the lasts for me. The final one. I knew it wouldn’t get…
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Dear Zach, This picture represents the culmination of four years of hard work. Your hard work. You knew what you wanted and how you wanted to get there. You worked and achieved exactly what you wanted in this life. Blood, sweat and tears for four years.…
Four years
Four years
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Dear Darlings, On August 21, 2014 I wrote the following letter to Zach as he was getting ready to step out  of our house and into a new way of life for him. In five days, we’ll be sitting in the stands of Cameron Hall, the basketball arena, watching as he…
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Dear Darlings,   This damn game is gonna be the death of me. I might even have a bit of an addiction to it. I play it when I’m bored, when I’m sleepy, when I wake up or whenever I’m waiting on something. And it’s all Claire’s fault. She introduced me to…
Bravery
Bravery
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Dear Darlings,   A couple of weeks ago a disgusting and awful event took place at Zach’s old middle school. It was a terrible combination of bullying, overt racial intimidation and pure stupidity on the part of a group of boys on the football team. This…
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