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Somebody Else

Last night we attended a bridging ceremony for our son. He is ten and is just about to finish fifth grade. Next year is sixth which is now considered middle school. Back in my day, elementary went up to sixth … Continue reading

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Slippage

It has been a rough couple of weeks when it comes to school. The fifth grade has been slapping us around a bit. I have to admit that I have not been the overbearing task master that I had been … Continue reading

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Acceptance

A couple of weeks ago, my family visited the Bishop Museum. The museum itself is housed in some beautiful old buildings and are full of Hawaiian artifacts. They also have revolving exhibits with high kid appeal, like the one they … Continue reading

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Daddy Duties

Halloween always seems to have a really big anticlimactic lead up at my house. There is always talk by the grown-ups of having some really fabulous outfit that is authentic. And, as much as I would like to poo-poo the … Continue reading

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Back Where We Belong

We leave to go and fetch our son from NY this week. I marvel at how long we have been without him. I remember our trepidation as we took him and my friend Annie, his traveling companion, to the airport. … Continue reading

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Gone

Over the summer, right before my family and I were about to head to the East Coast, I was feeling off kilter. Filled with anxiety. Forgetful. My symptoms would hang around for about a week and then go away. The … Continue reading

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I Am Not Married

Shocking, right, that title? Here I am, closer to 50 years old than 40, raising a child in a committed relationship that for all intents and purposes resembles a marriage except that it isn’t. For me, personally, this does not … Continue reading

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