October 2009

Violence Rampant in Orange County; Local Woman Attacked by Loved Ones.

For Immediate Release: October 31st, 2009 – Orange County, California Authorities have yet to comment on the last two days’ events, keeping details of local attacks on an innocent woman quiet for now.  Due to the sensitive and graphic nature of the crimes, local law enforcement is handling this as a high profile case. The victim [...]

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A "Better" Set of Problems

When my world came crashing down around me that unassuming March day five years ago, I could see nothing past Autism.  It  began to suffocate me the minute the doctors bluntly uttered the word; a word that gave life to a burden I did not believe I could bear.  I choked everytime I said it outloud, and [...]

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Inequality in Shopping: A Case Study

Subject 1 contacts Subject 2 for a Saturday afternoon excursion to local Target. Subject 2 quickly agrees and wipes drool from face. Subject 1 and 2 enjoy Starbucks pit stop to fortify themselves prior to entering said Target.  Subject 1 attempts to hog radio station selection.  Subject 2 quickly asserts herself and after brief scuffle [...]

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Love at 5 MPH

You will always be in the driver’s seat the steering wheel steady in your hands chosen without your consent but you honor your duties steering with integrity and purpose He will always be your passenger counting on your guidance as you commandeer his safe arrival something you promise just out of the purity of your [...]

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DAMMIT

Nola is lost. She is our one year old cat.  Grey and white, with a crooked tail, we adopted her last fall when our first family cat, Lulu, disappeared one windy day. Now we are reliving the nightmare.  Superman still cries for Lulu when he is exhausted or run down.  His defenses gone, he misses [...]

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Marathons Are For Losers

Yes.You are right.It is a mean title.And maybe a bit extreme.But weilding my power on my blog via a shallow and mean title makes me feel just a bit better. Because my stupid little sister just ran her first half-marathon yesterday and even though she’s worked really hard since March, and even though she’s committed, devoted, [...]

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What Lies Beneath

I know what you’re thinking.  “Boy, that Jo.  She’s got it so together.”“What a perfect example of strength, integrity, passion, and impeccable comedic timing.”“Man, if ever there was a talented, well-rounded, Polish-American woman with dual citizenship, that Jo sure would take the cake.” Yes you are.You are too thinking that.You may not realize that you’re [...]

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Today

TodayI letan unruly emailget the best of meas my ego slowly bruisedblack and blueandthe world once again revolved only around me thenthe sudden wailof a tiny blonde angelas she fell off of the steel structuremere feet from meher left hand visibly brokena mangled mess thatI could not fixher mothergracious enoughnot to punch me outas I handed [...]

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Get Your Own Disorder. This One’s All Mine.

I figure, if you read my blog, you a.  love me unconditionally and won’t be swayed by anything I say.  EVER. b.  have a child in my classroom and therefore know the importance of kissing up to the teacher in order to   ensure that said child does not go hungry/thirsty/or abandoned on the playground during [...]

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Certain Things Worry Me

Like coming home from school with Superman and his friend (who is of the female persuasion) and five minutes into the playdate, seeing Superman come out into the kitchen with jeans, a red robe, and no shirt on.  What.  The.  Hell. Like having a student throw up on my rug and when asked to go rinse his mouth [...]

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