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A Tribute to My Bestie

On July 31st, I lost my best friend. She died, unexpectedly, of a blood clot after battling breast cancer and undergoing reconstructive surgery. Christine’s been my best friend since I moved to San Diego in 2000. Before her, friendships for me were fleeting. They came, they went, and that was life. But Christine… she was […]

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Don’t Buy Me Flowers

My boyfriend and I have very different communication styles, especially when it comes to sharing our feelings. He’s just not the kind of guy who will bring me flowers, or leave me notes or proclaim his love for the world to hear. So when we decided to pull weeds at about 7pm last night, the […]

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Lucid Wonderings

I’ve been overwhelmed lately by life changes – my Navy daughter moved to the East Coast for her first duty assignment; my boyfriend and I bought a house; my work responsibilities have increased; and I have resumed teaching college courses parttime. All of these changes had my mind and my heart going in a million […]

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My Boyfriend Is Smarter Than Me…

I have five degrees. Five! An Associate degree, a Bachelor’s degree with a double major, a Master of Arts degree, a Master of Science degree, and a Doctorate in Education.  I love school. And yet, even with all those fancy certificates, my boyfriend is smarter than me. He’s a welder. No fancy college degrees. But […]

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There’s More to Her Than Meets the Eye

When school dress codes focus the majority of their attention on what girls should not be allowed to wear, it sends a message. A powerful message. A message that girls are the problem. Their bodies are distracting to boys. And that boys shouldn’t have to be responsible for curtailing their sexist behavior. This needs to […]

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Countdowns Suck. Yes, I said it.

I wanted to write earlier…I really did. So many blog posts have been ruminating in my brain the past few weeks. But I’ve had a major life event happen. And I needed time to process. And that meant taking a break from my blog. So what happened? My oldest daughter, Alexandra, enlisted in the U.S. […]

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