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From Faded to Fond

From Faded to Fond

The faded, blurry shot up there is a picture of me, years ago, probably close to 40 years ago. It wasn’t intentional that I should catalog old Super 8 movies of my childhood vacations before we headed to the very part of the country where these films were taken, but it happened. 706 more words

Questions of My Childhood

Questions of My Childhood

(See, and you thought the musical references had ended!)

Vacation is a great thing. I haven’t taken two full weeks off in so very long I wasn’t sure at the beginning I’d know how to handle it. 855 more words

A Birthday Present

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A Birthday Present

Sixteen years ago an unexpected birthday present arrived for me. I say unexpected, but the package was expected, it just wasn’t supposed to arrive on my birthday. 786 more words

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In Defense of Tomorrowland

In Defense of Tomorrowland

I know, I’m late to the party when it comes to the summer blockbusters out there.

Still . . . I took my kids, late to the game, to see the Brad Bird/Damon Lindeloff movie Tomorrowland. 699 more words

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No Longer Little Kids

No Longer Little Kids

I worked today.

That, of course, comes as no surprise, I work every weekday and the occasional weekend.

My kids, however, didn’t sit idle without me. 541 more words

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Whatever Happens...

Whatever Happens…

The ellipses are important in the title here.

When all the kids are home it’s sort of magical. They sometimes live in their own world, orbiting and multiple times a day they cross orbits with me. 475 more words

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Purge

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Purge

There are occasions when your children look at you and wonder just what the hell is going through your head. It would be easy to dismiss this as simple misunderstanding or even the hormonal struggle that creates the eye-roll and angst-ridden *sigh*. 767 more words