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Waking Up

It’s funny the things that you remember when you aren’t looking for them. I was getting ready for bed — collecting my phone and paperback book, slipping my flip-flops back on so I could take them off again next to … Continue reading

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837 days and counting

I figured it out.  I have cried, nearly every day, for 837 days. On many of the days that I have cried, there have been more, far more than enough tears to make up for the days I didn’t. My … Continue reading

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Of Hope and Fear

All of my life, I have clung to hope with a tenacity I can’t describe. I don’t know where it comes from. It is foolishness? Is it codependency? Is it an eternal optimism that is somehow hard coded into my … Continue reading

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Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the … Continue reading

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There’s a Hole in the Bucket

To those of you who are real people, I apologize for the earworm. To those who are about to leave me spam-bot comments, Fak Off. Today was an incredibly draining day.  It started out simply with waking up knowing that … Continue reading

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Purple Banana

Lately that that tape has been playing in my head, you know the one (Doctor, everything’ll be all right … sorry, reflex) – the one loaded with every negative, bad, mean thing that anyone ever said to me?  I do … Continue reading

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A Life of Gratitude – Memorial Day 2009

I’m a little late, but I know he wouldn’t mind.  I wrote this in 2007 and am so thankful that I did. —————————————————————————————————————————- My grandfather died in September of 1997 — my father’s father, an Army veteran of World War … Continue reading

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Yes We Can

I sat with tears streaming down my face last night as I watched My President speak to My Country, and for the first time in years, I felt somewhat peaceful.  I felt like it was okay again to have hope … Continue reading

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Blathering: Bad days, counseling, and paralysis

WARNING:  This post could be a trigger.  If you have ADD, please think about your current situation and how your day is going and whether you might want to read this now or put it off.   I’m not here to toxic … Continue reading

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Yeah, so Wednesday’s blog was a nice little tirade, huh?  Let’s do something fun and uplifting today instead. My ADD has blessed me in that I have many different things that I enjoy doing (for at least 15 minutes at a time … Continue reading

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