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Us vs Them

I have to admit. I was a little taken aback at the hoopla surrounding my Suck It Autism post and last week was a whirlwind of negativity and support as some readers picked apart my intentions with a fine toothed comb; those who know me best or can at least relate to my daily life [...]

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The Third One From the Top

You wouldn’t know it just by looking at me, but I like the third one from the top. Sometimes when I’m feeling particularly brave, I try to settle for the second. But rarely the first; that’s just crazy. I’ve broken a lot of dishes this way.   My mom’s voice cracks when she tells me [...]

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Terra Cotta is for the Living

I’m supposed to come over for a cup of tea and some low carb shepherd’s pie (apparently there is such a thing) but I’m worried about later about how I’ll feel the afternoons have been tricky lately “Can I come now?” I ask her over the phone, already in the car and heading in her [...]

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Lumberjacks are people too

In an effort to keep from rolling myself into the fetal position and giving in to the voices inside my head, I’ve convinced an innocent woman new therapist to take me on as a patient.  I found her through my network provider website, and picked her out of dozens of names because of her close proximity to my [...]

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