Category Archives: Relationships

What was I Thinking!

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So…  I’m beginning to question the wisdom of starting a stringent diet right before the holidays.  Day 1 of the 8 week Step 1 – no carbs – was the first of November and at the time I figured “How hard could it be?  It’s just 2 holidays and there are plenty of meats and veggies!”  The 8 weeks will end on December 26th.

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My Little Sob Story

My favorite picture of me, from 2010.
My favorite picture of me, from 2010.

I’m going to talk about something today that is likely to make you uncomfortable.   I’m going to tell you a story you’re unlikely to believe.  A story of love and redemption.  You will probably wonder why I’m telling it at all.  Stick to the end and you should understand.  But first, I’m going to tell you a little bit about where I come from.

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Passing

My mother died 2 days ago.  To say we weren’t close doesn’t really convey the reality of our relationship.  In fact, to call it a relationship is an overstatement.  I hadn’t seen her in nearly 25 years.  I had only spoken to her on the phone a handful of times, most recently about 5 years ago.

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