My diary has been here since 2005. I have always used it to reflect and process. Writing has been the best therapist for me, though I have actually had some excellent therapists, as well. I took a 12-year break and recently began using it as a launch pad for writing a memoir.

Until 6/23/2019, I was OnionGirl. See entry of the same date for why the change.
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June 24, 2019
Since it drives me crazy that OD doesn't actually have a table of contents for our diaries, and that scrolling through those that have over a hundred entries is tedious, I have created my own.  Yes.  I'm that big of a nerd. Date Entry Title 6/23/2019 Soul Therapy 6/21/2019 How I Came Up with “Oni...
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Recent Entries

  • Soul Therapy
    June 23, 2019
    After my last entry, the consensus seemed to be that I did indeed need a name change, so I've changed my display name to what writing has been for me. I have always been an above average writer.  From grade school, if there were essay or poetry contests, I would usually win.  In college, my…
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  • How I Came Up with “Onion Girl”
    June 21, 2019
    If you look waaaaay back to 2005, when I began this journal, you will see that I was struggling with depression.  I was only just beginning to realize that I really had a problem with it.  One of the things with which I struggled was the fact that I felt that I was doing everything…
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  • TOTW 53 – What’s happening!
    June 20, 2019
    It’s almost 3:00 AM, and After about two hours of sleep, I woke.  Now it’s almost two hours later, and I’m wide awake, annoyed with the universe, and having a pity party for myself.  Thanks, Bladder.  Thanks, Brain.  Can’t live without you.  Can’t sleep with you. (Get your minds out of the gutter...
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  • Christian Atheism?
    June 19, 2019
    David Hayward, aka @nakedpastor, is a cartoonist with whom I often seem to be on the same wavelength.  His cartoons often lampoon the collision of what Christianity has come to mean in our society as opposed to what it's supposed to mean, which is "Christ-like."  He often talks about the process ...
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  • #MeZoo?
    June 17, 2019
    Last night, Drew and I were watching a show called "Secret Life of the Zoo."  I should say that Drew was watching it.  I was playing games on my iPad (Merge Dragons and HomeScapes) and listening.  Because I wasn't paying close attention, I don't recall what animals were being observed, nor do I r...
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  • Identity Politics – Get Over It
    June 14, 2019
    A few days ago, I posted this video to a group I run on Facebook.  Only one person responded, because the topic of "Identity Politics" is touchy in our group.  If you don't know, Identity Politics is defined as "a tendency for people of a particular religion, race, social background, etc., to for...
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  • A Letter to 13-Year-Old Me
    June 4, 2019
    I read something, recently, that made a case for silence being good for the brain.  Now that Drew works from home, I don't get as much silence as I used to.  He likes to have the TV on for background noise, and I never really gave it a second thought until I read that article. …
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  • What’s the One Song that Transports you Back in Time?
    June 3, 2019
    A FaceBook friend asked the question above.  This was my response, and I think it’s kind of poetic. It was the last dance of 7th grade. 8th graders would soon be moving on to high school. There were a couple of boys there that I liked, but I didn’t have the confidence to ask them…
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  • I’m Having My Period & That’s the Least Annoying Part of My Day
    June 2, 2019
    Last night, in bed, Drew, the man I love and want to spend the rest of my life with, found that Disney World is hiring a senior manager for low voltage engineering.  That's been his dream job (thought Disneyland in California was the discussion) for as long as I've known him.  But it's in Florida...
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