(The) Journey

Today I had a flashback of myself, at the age of 19. I credit my move to the Bay Area to a Journey concert. I was at my mama’s for the day, doing laundry and baking cookies and listening to the radio, 1980s radio. The announcer came on and entertained a caller live. The caller […]

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THE KNOCK OFF BIKE

Everyone in my old neighborhood will tell you it’s true. I was a total helmet nazi. Helmets were required by law for children under the age of 18 – roller blades, skateboards, bicycles = REQUIRED. The boys will attest that when our first neighbor became driving age and pulled out of the cul de sac, […]

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Peaches and Moonshine

It gives me great happiness to write about my long time friend, Emma T. We had lunch today and, as always, it was long overdue. There are certain friends that you just CONNECT with. As we sit down, already engrossed in conversation, the waitress swings by to take our drinks. Our minds work in tandem […]

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JAIL TIME

As I continue my chapters in my book, I vacillate between what to save for the book and what to blog. This week, I am sharing the following story. It will still be in my book, but speaks to daily life with growing kids. It really happened and will follow under my BMM (bad mom […]

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Getting By

You have to admire the two income full-time working couple raising children in their first time home. You have to REALLY admire the one income working couple raising children in their first time home. Our neighbors on Chetland Road were the best EVER. School teachers, bitchy hairdressers (not so great), our very own UPS dude, […]

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Proceed with Caution

I’m a magnet to accidents. I’ve caught my hand in an old fashioned steel blade automatic ice maker requiring physical extraction of my hand from the ice maker, an ED visit and subsequent surgeries. I cut myself shaving my legs when I was 8, but my mom didn’t know. It bled for three days. I […]

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OH THE DRAMA

I really believed that my life could not get more comical in the year of 2012. A move, my mom, the separation, my son deployed through the whole series of events, dating after 23 years, match.com…..leave it to Anders to push the envelope to give us the laugh of the decade. Anders (at the time […]

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To Thine Own Self Be True

Shakespears – To thine own self be true. DEFINITION: It means to first know thyself, who you are, why you behave, act, speak and react in the way you do. Know all that lurks in your subconscious driving your will at times to your destruction. To know your own mind and conquer it with mastery […]

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