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FREE to just BE

Today marks SEVEN Years since the judge signed my Dissolution of Marriage Orders. Seven years since I became the sole, physical and legal guardian of my daughter with all the rights and responsibilities thereof. Seven years since the meaning of … Continue reading

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Sometimes Sushi is just Sushi. Racism is Sneaky

Was mistaken for a racist today in a group of people when I said “Bring her sushi and red wine and she’ll be happy.” At the time everyone was joking about how to bribe a new employee but the laughter stopped when … Continue reading

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Nothing Special – Chapter 1 Teaser

An excerpt from my 2014 NaNoWriMo novel. I made the 50k word mark by November 28, 2014. Now I’m in edit mode. I’ll post a few teasers here, from time to time as I get them “edited” and feel comfortable … Continue reading

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Perception and Friendships

Found myself wasting time today trying to convince a friend that there was a difference in perception between his view of the world and mine and that not only was it logical to have different views, but that it was … Continue reading

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Why do I blog anyway….

Today, I was asked by a fellow blogger to answer the question, “Why do you blog?” It was an interesting question and one I’ve actually never answered. Why do I blog? In a sense, I’ve been blogging before blogging was … Continue reading

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Ungrateful Me

I did something horrible. Something evil. I hurt someone, and I didn’t even see how ungrateful and rude I was being. I knew something was wrong, but I couldn’t figure it out in time. When I think back on it, … Continue reading

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Naturally Me. A Hair Raising Expose

Since returning to the Mainland, I’ve suffered culture shock in many ways. Things from foods, the way people talk and even something as simple as the meaning of a smile. Who knew that a compulsive smiler could cause a near … Continue reading

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Meeting The Queen of BAD ASS

The most significant thing that happened to me this week was getting the chance to listen to, meet and briefly speak with the Queen of BAD ASS, Pam Grier. She was at the Tivoli Turnhalle in Denver for the”Bridges” talk … Continue reading

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Depression, Santa and Continuing

The last few days have been hard for me. I found myself pulling away from my social media outlets, struggling not to snap at people and making a, sometimes visibly, conscious effort to remember to smile. Anyone who knows me, … Continue reading

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$100 Burger Run

    Well, my “$100 Burger Run” to Mau`i on August 14th was good. I took three friends from my bellydance class for their first ride in a small plane. The winds were interesting but not really scary. Winds were … Continue reading

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