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Mary Lasher
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Identity Crisis
I have lost my identity.  I'm not sure if I'm still mom, wife, daughter or 911 dispatcher.  If I'm not any of the above, then who am I besides lost? 

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Gender Odyssey - Part 2
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland I attended a 3-day conference called Gender Odyssey in Seattle a couple of weekends ago. When I returned I decided I wanted to do a three part serie...

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Untapped Potential
Untapped potential.  They told her she couldn't do it.  She knew she could though.

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Letting Go of the Familiar
Welcome to Flashback Friday! It's been close to four years since my husband transitioned full-time into a woman. I have many moments that I have written about during our 25 years of marriage and would like to start sharing them with you. Tune in on Fridays ...

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Gender Odyssey - Part 1
We acquire the strength we have overcome. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I attended a 3-day conference called Gender Odyssey in Seattle a couple of weekends ago. Dana was traveling for business, so I went by myself. Last year I attended this conference, and I was a c...

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Being Crazy
If we don't go crazy once in a while, we'll all go crazy.  ~Hawkeye I ran into an old friend the other day in the parking lot at the grocery store. We knew each other strictly on a professional level. He's a fireman, and we met when I was a 911 dispatcher. ...

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Saturday Shorty - Writing
   Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth            My grade school days seem like such a blur when I think back on those years not remembering if I ever wrote anything.       Forty years later my 8th-grade teacher was at my...

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Mother(s) of the Groom
We have a big wedding coming up. My oldest son is getting married next Saturday. He is marrying a lovely young woman who is very open-minded and loving towards Dana and me. She has been a part of our lives even while Dana transitioned from a man to a woman....

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Saturday Shorty - When I was 16
When I was 16 years old, I met a boy who walked me to school every day carrying my clarinet, sat next to me in the lunch room and even taught me to drive.  When I was sixteen, Jimmy Carter was the President, I wore a mood ring and I stood in line for hours ...

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June 1st
Time goes, you say? Ah no! Alas, Time stays, we go. ~Henry Austin Dobson June 1st is here already. Time is flying by. And I still feel like I'm always trying to catch up.  Today I spent a lot of time thinking about time. Time is a measurable unit, yet when ...
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