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Words count and words hurt

And I wish people would remember that. I have been avoiding online for awhile, and I finally realized why. In the culture I was raised in, family and extended family are very important, which leads to two important facts. The first is you can be yourself with them–which leads to “interesting” discussions on religion, politics,… Continue reading Words count and words hurt

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A Hollywood studio would say my family is too unbelievable for film

That’s what my sister told me once. It’s true. Honestly, no one would ever think to make up the kind of “adventures” my family has. Possibly because we have a wide and varying range of craziness in the gene pool. On the plus side, it is usually not boring around the extended family. On the… Continue reading A Hollywood studio would say my family is too unbelievable for film

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I love my family, I love my family, I love my family…

Just reminding myself that I really do love my family. This week’s culprit–my sister, who lives about a 14-hour drive away from me and is married with three grown (okay, college age) children. She called me Sunday evening, about 9:30 p.m. Sis (joking tone): Hey, are those beds ready yet? Me (confused tone): What beds? Sis… Continue reading I love my family, I love my family, I love my family…

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And the summer keeps coming

Wow, what a summer we’ve had! Somehow, we have morphed from fairly strong introverts into very social ones. We started around Memorial Day with no less than 7 parties/events in 9 days. Followed by my birthday, VBS (which thankfully I didn’t have a lot to do for), an ice cream social, a visit from my… Continue reading And the summer keeps coming