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Attention whore

I have a confession to make to everyone: I am an attention whore. Please look at me. I love to be noticed. It’s the remedy for what ails me. You see, as New Jerseyans, we live like ships at sea, … Continue reading

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Your mom joke revisited

The girls were in the back seat, hitting each other with one “your mom” joke after another, when their mother objected. Such humor is rude, puerile and not what we expect from them, she reminded them. The 7-year-old didn’t miss … Continue reading

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Woe, woe to the inabiters of the earth!

I’ve found that it helps the girls to get moving in the morning if they have music to listen to. It doesn’t matter if it’s Pete Seeger, The Beatles, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan or someone else. With Evangeline especially, it … Continue reading

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Life in the music bubble

We love music in our household. We sing on the way to school in the morning, whether we’re driving or walking; we sing after dinner for family devotions; and often we sing just because it lightens the load, lifts the … Continue reading

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Good night, moon

Today I liquefied my brain and removed it through a hole I had drilled in my skull, then filled the skull cavity with epoxy. Well, no, not really, but that’s about what it felt like. What actually happened is that … Continue reading

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Absent friends

Last Tuesday as we were eating dinner, Evangeline told me that she does not want to move away from Nova Bastille. There are no plans to move, but she was not to be put lightly aside. She does not want … Continue reading

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A way out of hell

I took the girls sledding today, probably one of the best things I’ve done for them in a while. I’ve been in a rut the past few weeks, since around Christmas, actually. It’s one of those deep ruts, the sort … Continue reading

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