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Election Day: Life as We Know It
I fell asleep long before the results were in and didn't wake until my husband came to bed. I immediately knew who won. I could hear it in his steps.  As my kids got ready for bed, my oldest son kept asking me, "Will you tell me who won in the morning?" "Of...
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Why Trump's Words are Not a Distraction from Real Issues
Growing up I wished I was a boy. They seemed to have it so much easier. Their advantages were simple when I was young. They could pee without completely exposing themselves, they could walk around in their underwear without shame and sit with their legs com...
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Nothing You Say Can Fix Your Depressed Friend
"You know how you can be having a good day, everything is fine, nothing about life hurts too much, people annoy you but not in an unbearable way. And then suddenly, in a single instant that comes from and out of nothing and nowhere in particular, just while...
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Hello again.
It's been awhile since I've blogged. Or written at all. I'm going to start again with no explanation for the gap or any attempt to tie things together. Just, Hello again.
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New Beginning
I lost myself. I lost me. I lost myself, only to find I was never "me" to begin with. I searched the world with my eyes closed. I knew I could find me if I tried, tried, tried. Instead I found darkness. I said, "I will do anything ..." I ran straight for th...
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"Together" and what it looks like not to have it.
As I near age 29, I've begun to freak out about turning 30. I never ( ever, ever, ever! ) thought I'd care about turning 30. Ever. Because obviously I'd have it together by 30. That was the idea anyway. Now that I am nearing that sacred year, I've realized ...
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Joy
I don't know a whole lot about joy, but I've caught glimpses of it and it looks lovely. I do know a lot about happy, excited, even laughter and twinkly-eyed smiles. Those may sounds like the same or similar things, but the biggest difference is that while y...
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