I've wanted to write a memoir for a long time. I've found that writing in chronological order is frustrating. So these are a collection of memories and events.
I want to make it clear, though, that I consider myself an emotionally healthy person. Through writing and therapy, I have worked through these things. My family has healed together.
I share my stories in the hopes that there are others who can relate.

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TOTW- A Joyful Moment

February 7, 2019
Many years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Germany and stay with a friend’s mom.  It was during my relationship with Ben.  We made arrangements that during our visit, we would take a train to Florence, and spend a few days in Italy.  The day that we were supposed to leave for Florence,&he...
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  • Fat and Happy 😃
    February 6, 2019
    This was a response to a comment on Facebook.  I liked what it turned into, so I decided to share it here: I have always had body issues, for reasons too many to list.  A few things have cured me of that (mostly): 1)  After I realized that I deserved to be happy, I divorced…
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  • Love is Divine
    January 9, 2019
    Along with the independence that driving has given back to me, it has also given back one of my favorite things: audiobooks. I have only ever been able to listen and hear an audiobook if I was driving or doing something mindless like housework. Since my battle with encephalitis, I haven't had the...
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  • Do Absentee Fathers Get a Pass if they’re Autistic?
    January 8, 2019
    As I've previously written about, my biological father, Donal, hit the road before I took my first breath.  To his credit, he had asked my mother to marry him when they found out she was pregnant.  But they weren't really in a relationship.  They were both teenaged runaways, who happened to be li...
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  • The Gospel of Jesus’ Life
    December 14, 2018
    Drew and I are watching a show on Smithsonian Channel called Secrets. This week's episode is about a fragment of papyrus referred to as The Gospel of Jesus' Wife. Of course, there are those who immediately came out to dispute the authenticity of the fragment because we are to believe that Jesus w...
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  • Baby it’s No Outside
    December 10, 2018
    Saw this a few minutes ago. I've also seen/heard several snarky references to the controversy over the song "Baby it's Cold Outside."   Now, I know it's unusual for me to share an opinion, but I have one on this topic. 😲   I don't believe that "Baby it's Cold Outside" is a song about…
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  • Karma?
    December 7, 2018
    I woke this morning thinking about karma, and whether or not I believe in it. I've always thought it was mostly just power of suggestion. If something good happens to me, I often wonder what I did to deserve it, and can sometimes even put a pin on it. This is one of those stories:…
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  • Bank of America is What I’d Expect Hell to Feel Like
    December 4, 2018
    Hold on to your hats, my friends, this story has many ups and downs and twists and turns. It’s taken so much energy, that I haven’t been able to write about it because the frustration was so high, I would begin to tremble. But today, it’s reached its pinnacle and I’ve gotten enough distance from&...
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  • A Tribute to Katy-Mama
    November 21, 2018
    Today is the 10th anniversary of the day that Katy adopted me. It's also the 4th anniversary of the day she left me. I've been wanting to pay tribute to her, but this week has been so frustrating with ups and downs and maybes. It took an episode of Life Below Zero to draw it…
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  • Have You Missed Me? I Have!
    November 19, 2018
    If you follow my diary, you may have noticed a sharp decline in entries.  Fear not, loyal readers!  I survive and am doing my best to come back. There has been a lot of emotional stuff happening.  Stuff is the best word I can use.  I really don't even know where to begin. The thing…
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