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You Can Quote Me On This

I will not rise like a Phoenix from the ashes. I will not straighten my tiara and be a queen. I will not find my sparkle again, grasp my dreams, shine like a diamond under pressure, get in touch with … Continue reading

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34 Going On 15

Introspection and life changes always seem to bring me back to her, 15 year old me. Maybe she is the most whole and true version of myself. God, how I miss her. She was boldly yet quietly confident. Not in … Continue reading

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Learning from Disney Villians

Disney movies catch a lot of flack for giving girls the wrong ideas about love, independence, and the knight in shining armor. If the princesses aren’t falling into the arms of the first prince to ride up and plant one … Continue reading

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Loving Humans and Hating People

Young black man, boxers visible, white tank top, cap sideways holding the hand of a grubby toddler in the overgrown yard of a shabby duplex. Old woman, creased skin and swollen fingers trying to write a check that the cashier … Continue reading

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Life is Beautiful Because it’s Ugly.

Right now there are two human interest stories all abuzz on the internet. One is that of the the “Bucket List Baby”, little Shane Haley who was diagnosed with a fatal condition in utero and his parents carried out a … Continue reading

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The Car-line Conveyor Belt

Over the last few weeks I’ve been jealous of some intrepid souls in 4 wheel drive that have hopped out of the morning car line, pulled on to the grass in front of the school and deposited their children. I … Continue reading

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Spirit Schmirit, My husbands take on “Rudy”

We’ve been married for 10 years and I’ve always known my husband wasn’t a very emotional kinda guy. He isn’t easily moved by things on a screen. When a movie has managed to give him a case of “the feels” … Continue reading

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