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M.A. Smith
Dreamer of Dreams
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Grieving Is Not a 5 Step Process
Today, I want to talk about grief. Not for any particular reason, other than it has been on my mind. There has been some popular idea, put on tv and in movies, that grief is a 5 step process and once you go through those steps, you will have successfully gr...

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The Giver
A while back (earlier this year, I think, but my memory is being weirdly random about time right now), I read the book The Giver. I then read most of it to Ace out loud while he drove. And we had to keep stopping while I was reading to talk about the book. ...

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With Regards to the Future President
I am not a particularly political person. Not because I don't see the importance, but I can only devote so much of my time to things that I have little to no influence over. Since I have very little influence in politics, it tends to be something I mostly i...

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Representation
I was looking at an article earlier about the importance of representation (of any group beyond just white people, specifically white males). And it was interesting, because the latest Star Wars movie was mentioned multiple times. There was a picture of a b...

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The Cyclical Nature of Trucking (Problems)
One of the weirdest parts about living on a truck is how often the same problem pops up on different trucks. The truck we are currently inhabiting, we've been living on for 2 weeks (and a night). In that 2 weeks, we've had problems pop up that have needed t...

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The Hunger Games
I've watched the first Hunger Games movie, and I started reading the book while visiting a friend a few years ago, but I didn't get to finish reading the book then. I know, generally, what's going to happen. But it's occurred to me that Suzanne Collins has ...

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INFJ
I have taken the MBTI test more than once in my life. It usually has been varied on what letters it gives me based on how I'm thinking/feeling that day. Except the I for introverted. I have always been an I, which does not surprise me in the least. I've jok...

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Mr. Darcy and Ms. Bennet
I watched through The Lizzie Bennet Diaries this week. I blew through them videos for the main story in two days, and today (day 3) I watched all of the supporting videos. If you haven't seen them and liked Pride and Prejudice, I suggest you go watch them o...

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Vulnerability
I have been watching some Ted Talks lately. Brené Brown has a couple of them, talking about vulnerability. And Glennon Doyle Melton talked about her past, sharing her vulnerability. And it amazes me how much people try to numb themselves. Not that I don't u...

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Let's Be Honest Here
Note: I haven't posted in forever, I know. I don't even know what I last wrote about, and I know at one point I promised funny stories about trucking. This is not that post. I don't know if that post will ever exist, because sometimes that is how my life go...
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