Category Archives: Family

This is really the most important element in my life. I wear many hats, but I am always a wife, mother, daughter, and sister.

Are You Sure It Was Rape?

One of the hard things this country has been doing, and I am proud of this country for doing, is pulling up carpets on issues and exposing what’s underneath. One issue we are slowly exposing is rape culture, and we … Continue reading

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In Which America Did You Grow Up?

On my way to church this morning, I pulled up behind a car with a bumper sticker that said, “I miss the America I grew up in,” and I found myself nodding and thinking, “Amen to that.” Then I wondered…did … Continue reading

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The “We’re Not Dead Yet Estate Sale”

In a six-year period, my family has been faced with the task of clearing out three homes after someone’s death and liquidating the things therein. Two of those homes belonged to hoarders—piles of papers and magazines, 40 years of receipts, … Continue reading

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Sue Klebold on 20/20

It’s the end of a 4-day weekend, and the wind is blowing so hard that I know it’s not safe to be out and about, so what do I do? Watch Sue Klebold’s interview with Diane Sawyer. I have never … Continue reading

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Be fused and mingle, Diverse yet single…

I understand deep emotions and heated conflict over politics and social issues. I have those deep feelings, myself, and I engage in discourse with passion. I guess I prefer such heated emotions to apathy, which is the response that brings … Continue reading

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January 2016

Today I packed away Christmas, tucking away all the decorations and ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future, with their memories, experiences, and anticipations. Away go the sadnesses and joys that belong to this season, alone. Has anyone else noticed … Continue reading

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Anticipation…

As you may have noticed, I blog a lot about the Jeffco school board—the politics, the lack of respect for teacher and community input.  Sometimes, though, I think it’s best just to give readers insight into me, my classroom, what … Continue reading

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An Attempt to Explain the Inexplicable

This is not about the school board.  After the month I’ve been through, I’m reclaiming the rather eclectic nature of this blog and writing about what has been more pressing in my life these last few weeks: My mom’s death. … Continue reading

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Empty Nest

As of this Thursday afternoon, my nest will be empty.  My youngest heads off to the dorms to begin her freshman year of college, while my oldest moved to Seattle last month.  I suppose it’s logical that this is a … Continue reading

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Spanking

I actually posted this the first time in July of 2006, when my son was 15 and my daughter 11.  Recently I was in an exchange on Facebook regarding a photo of a man and his child on the street, … Continue reading

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