Monthly Archives: April 2018

Through the Cracks

I’m irritated.  I’m sad and frustrated and scared.  Bullying, school shootings, suicides, testing, social media, sexual assault…pressure, pressure, pressure.  It presses on our kids from every direction.  Kids – they’re kids.  They’re still learning and growing and we’re supposed to … Continue reading

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Some Days I Just Show Up

Recently, more than one person has said to me, “I don’t know how you do it,” in reference to the latest volunteer position I’ve put myself in: 10 year old boys soccer.  Yesterday, as I drove away from the field … Continue reading

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High School is Hard

High school might be hard for me.  I’m not in high school, mind you.  That shipped sailed a couple of decades ago.  I’m talking about our first child’s next four years.  It’s actually taken me so long to write this … Continue reading

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Awareness

Tie a yellow ribbon ’round the old oak tree.  Isn’t that how the song goes?  Apparently there’s some discussion about whether the singer is returning from prison or war…but does it really matter?  He’s asking to be remembered and for … Continue reading

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Open Up Your Heart

Yesterday I woke up with a song in my head.  I hummed it all morning, but just this one part, which wasn’t even the chorus. Open up your heart and just let it begin. Open up your heart and just … Continue reading

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Convicted

I haven’t typed anything in almost a month.  I don’t know why.  I haven’t felt especially down about anything.  I haven’t been itching to write but just too busy.  I have no good reason and no real understanding, which is … Continue reading

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