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Amy Dietrich Hernandez
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"...although it would be delightful, it is not possible for the culture to make up for the society." - Fran Lebowitz
I was watching Real Time with Bill Maher, tonight and almost turned it off because Seth McFarlane was going to be on.  Though, I agree with him often politically, the seemingly bottomless well of ignorance and hate he spews towards the intellectually disabl...

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Overshare
Definition:  (Mine) To give more information than is technically necessary. By this definition, everyone with Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or what are the other ones?  I'm old, so those are the only social media I have or even remotely understand.  I do...

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Hic et Nunc (Written in 2010 after a healthy eating immersion)
It was the bronchitis that made me realize I needed a change. Oh, I’d known for years that my weight was a problem, that moving around was not as easy as it used to be, that I was spending much more time horizontal than necessary; but, the endless hacking c...

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Where To Begin?
As most of you know, my middle son, Charles, has Down syndrome and my husband and I have fought to keep him at his home high school. To say that this week has been a battle, would be an understatement.   I know when I am defeated. I am trying not to look at...

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What Caitlyn Does With Bruce's Penis is None of My Business
I wasn't going to write about Caitlyn Jenner.  In fact, after I read  this piece of perfection , I really wasn't going to write anything; because, damn.  She nailed it.  The fact that it came from a Christian woman is what sealed it for me.   Actually, let'...

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Graduation Day is Almost Upon Us
My oldest son is graduating high school (hopefully) in 10 days.  There were more than a few moments of doubt that we would ever get to this place.  Yeah, my kid has got some issues and I have more than a few issues with school, with expectations, and with l...

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How to Cure a Cold in Three Easy Steps
Here is my cure for the common cold:   Step One:   Wait until you are about three weeks into a hacking, phlemy Exorcist-sounding cough; then loudly (the better for the germ gods to hear you) announce "I should really call the doctor about this cough!" Then,...

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Unreasonable
I am a passionate person.  I say passionate because it sounds way better than "jerk face" or "crazy" or "bitchy".  As in: "I am not a crazy, jerk-faced bitch, I am just passionate! (damn it)".  I told someone the other day "I feel EVERYTHING".  There are wo...

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Why, Birdman? Why?
The movie Birdman made me long for NYC in the way that so many movies set there, do.   I was warmed by the sticky, Spring air and I  smelled it's gritty fragrance in my olfactory memory and felt like I had gone home, though I never did actually live there. ...

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Heart Tale (re-posted from 2014) for Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
In 1998, when our oldest son turned two, my husband and I started thinking that it would be nice to have another child.  Suddenly, our baby was turning into a big boy and we were starting to miss that "new baby" smell.   It was October when we found out we ...
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