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chocolate shakes and ’80′s pop

A wise person once said, “You don’t have to write a thousand words every time you sit down to do a post.”  The same wise person has also said, “One of your great gifts as a writer is how direct … Continue reading

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on the clock, out of my mind

Another day, another installment of cosmic absurdity.  A favorite expression of incredulity among some of my colleagues lately is to say, simply, with a little cock of the head, “REALLY?”  That about sums up how I am feeling today. Tomorrow, … Continue reading

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finally one of the cool kids (and all it took was a little bit of cancer)

This past week I found myself feeling, well, off.  My last post explains pretty plainly why this now-rare storm could of ill feelings settled over me.  During the nine years that I have worked in child welfare, I have – … Continue reading

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there’s something wrong with this picture

Panic – mild and fleeting, but noticeable nonetheless – paid me an unexpected visit early this afternoon. This seemingly unshakable feeling of optimism and positivity has cloaked me for months now.  I have felt invincible, buoyant.  It’s been amazing. But … Continue reading

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go with what you know

Today, I took a trip part-way down the rabbit hole with one of my clients, a lost and disturbed young man who seems to be, with each passing day, losing his grip on reality.  His story, though by no means … Continue reading

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