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Deliberately Shameless

“Shame on you!” “You should be ashamed of yourself!” “Have you no shame?” No, I don’t, and I’ll tell you why. The Free Dictionary defines shame as: “A painful emotion caused by the belief that one is, or is perceived by others to be, inferior or unworthy of affection or respect because of one’s actions,… Continue reading Deliberately Shameless

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“Legitimate” Grief — or Why it Still Matters

[NOTE: This three-year-old post was imported from an old blog of mine. This month marks 13 years since the day I reference below, not ten.] ________________________________________________________ December 18, 2013, marks ten years since the worst day of my life. I can’t believe it’s been a decade since I lost my first child, since I spent… Continue reading “Legitimate” Grief — or Why it Still Matters

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Advancing on the Tide (from the FB files)

I used to think that being isolated from the world at large would be terrible. I have come to that turning point when I most often crave less interaction, fewer headlines (and less blood boiling all around), not more. I kinda had that pegged for age 65ish, not 33. Huh. And yet…responding less, speaking out… Continue reading Advancing on the Tide (from the FB files)