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When people tell you to respect your family…

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I was an honorary furry for a few days last week.

  Me trying on one of my son’s fursuit heads during my August 2016 trip. I completely forgot to mention this in my posts about my Florida trip.   I met a few of my son’s friends in the Tampa … Continue reading

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Safe arrival.

That’s my son at Hudson Park.   It was windy and rather chilly! I’m just checking in to let everyone know I arrived in Florida safely. The 12 hour long car trip was, well, a trip.    When I left … Continue reading

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Back to the Gulf Coast!

Sunset off Clearwater Beach. In just a month (April 7th), I’ll be driving back to the Tampa Bay area again to visit my son. I’ll be there for 5 days, until the 12th.   This time, my daughter is coming … Continue reading

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Daughter’s weekend trip to Gatlinburg, TN (photo)

I died when I saw this photo they had taken today.

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Getting ready for my road trip next week!

The Florida Gulf Coast before a storm (credit: my son) I haven’t taken a long road trip since 2008! That’s WAYYYY too long. But after 8 long years, I’m getting ready for another one. Today I got my oil changed … Continue reading

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Gals’ night at home.

My daughter and I had a nice time girl-bonding tonight.   I’m not the type that gets into female bonding in general ( most of my platonic friends have always been male), but every once in a blue moon, I … Continue reading

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In spite of our differences…

My dad wasn’t perfect and I don’t idealize him or his memory.  Lord knows, he wasn’t a great father.  In fact, he could be a pretty lousy father and he even admitted it later on.  But I loved my dad. … Continue reading

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22 things loving families don’t do.

They don’t favor one child over another. They don’t give their children “mixed” or conflicting messages. They don’t teach their children that only material things or financial success have value and denigrate qualities like compassion, empathy, and love as “weaknesses.” … Continue reading

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On losing my dad.

Me and my father, Summer 1983, Dallas, Texas. I’ve experienced a strange array of emotions since my father’s death on Monday, June 6th. To be more accurate, I haven’t felt too much emotion at all. I used this event to … Continue reading

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