Terrible Fall at The Playground

Today was the only warm sunny day of the week so we parents and kids were out at every park in the area in full force. To avoid the muddy grounds, we chose one that is entirely gated in – one gate  is the only way in or out and you cannot climb over the […]

Cult of Immortality

I am alive. I am not dead. Through inference of my living and not dying, I am immortal. Or at least that seems to be the rationale my mind offers for why I remain unafraid of life threatening illnesses, car crashes, plane crashes, shootings, murderers and random accidents.  Even as the shadow of death looms […]

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Too Little, Too Late?

As I posted a few days ago, I have the flu, acquired from my oldest daughter who tested positive for Influenza, Strain B on Friday night. Due to knowing she had come down with the flu precisely beginning Friday morning – they were able to give her Tamiflu – an anti-viral med they can prescribe […]

I Have Been Attempting to Post for Few Days NOw but it just isn’t happening…

Friday afternoon, my older daughter started having excessive lethargy. Then her back hurt so bad she couldn’t stand up. Then her chest began to hurt. No fever, no rash, no other signs of illness, her breathing and deep breaths and her lungs sounded clear. But I took her to the doctor immediately anyway because even […]

How Important is Privacy?

Today was a hallmark event. Today my 11 year old left her new diary downstairs in the living room. I picked it up (not realizing what it was) and skimmed through it. Afterwards I flipped to the front page where I read, “This is Haley’s diary. Do not read!” Just as I closed it, Haley […]

The List

For some time now I have been adding to a list of things to do that is ongoing in my head. I keep telling myself I will write them down because I will eventually forget, so at last, here is the list of things I will accomplish this year. They are in no particular order […]

The House Of Me

I haven’t written anything in the last week and a half. I was otherwise engaged in efforts to maintain my sanity. It was one of those weeks where everything was going along alright, nothing too difficult but I quickly found myself in a situation. It was like I was walking through a ravine and suddenly […]

Repetition Breeds Remembering

Most of you probably know that the best way to remember something is through repetition.  The more you repeat something, whether it is through practice problems with homework, practicing your skills in a sport, singing the lyrics of a song over and over every time it plays on the radio or hearing things others say […]

Stripped Bare that I May See Clear

Let’s be honest here.  Everyone lies.  Some tell small white lies, some smudge a number just a tad, some make outright lies about their plans, some lie about their status, their job, their IQ – all to impress either another person or themselves.  None of these things are really of any consequence.  They are merely […]