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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Latest Entry

BFF – Big Fat Fail

January 22, 2020
I have been taking long strides toward taking back my life after my health did a kamikaze. I've set up a housekeeping system that has been working out well for me - small daily tasks spaced throughout the day.  I keep them on the Reminders app on my iPhone, so I can check them off…
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Recent Entries

  • TOTW66 – A Risk Worth Taking
    January 20, 2020
    Thirty-one years ago at this time of year, I was planning my wedding.  I had just turned 18.  I was working at KFC (back then, it was still called Kentucky Friend Chicken), and I was skipping school, so that I could stay home to visit with my mom.  Every hour of my life that was…
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  • An Open Letter to THOSE Men
    January 7, 2020
    If you are not one of THOSE men, then this is not addressed to you.  If anything within this letter offends you or makes you feel defensive, you may want to ask yourself if you might be one of THOSE men. "Those men" are the men I see in discussion threads who ironically throw out…
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  • Update to 🤬 Meme Response (see yesterday’s entry)
    January 5, 2020
    The good news is that she did not get mad at me, and I still get to have a relationship with my brother's son. The bad news is that she seems to feel that lies are opinions that one can agree with or not.  This makes me sad at the very least.  I've decided to…
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  • To Speak up or to Remain Silent…
    January 4, 2020
    You may recall that a few months ago, I was contacted by the widow of my brother whom I never got to meet.   My brother died about 14 years ago, and she's been looking for his family on behalf of their son, my nephew.  They live in Massachusetts, and I'm hoping to meet them before…
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  • TOTW65 – One Change
    January 1, 2020
    If you could effect one change in your life, your culture, or your country in the coming year, what would it be? I would wave a magic wand and include a feature in every human brain that causes each individual to ask her or himself, "what is the most loving and healthy way to approach…
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  • A Christmas Gift from my “Father”
    December 26, 2019
    I called Donal, my biological father, today.  Though he has a Facebook account, he doesn't use it, so his brother, my Uncle David, had told me that he would wait and let me tell Donal about Drew proposing and us moving back to the west coast area this summer. He was cheerful when he answered. &he...
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  • TOTW64: My Favorite Part of the Holiday Season
    December 23, 2019
    Above is a picture from Easter of 2009. Before we moved to North Carolina, my favorite part of the holiday season was always the quality time spent with friends and family.  On Halloween, my dear friends Talib and Olivia have hosted a haunted house for years.  I have always been the scary witch a...
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  • Call to Action!
    December 16, 2019
    More often than not, when a situation involving school officials is called into question, I try to see the side of the school. Having been part of the education system, I have seen things taken out of context to make the school or the teacher/official look bad. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE CASES! THE...
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  • TOTW63 – Succeeded
    December 6, 2019
    I succeeded in traveling home to visit my family for the first time in more than two years, and I did not get sick.  I visited with friends and family, and stayed busy pretty much every day.  I was tired, but not so tired that I felt unwell. Not only that, but I was also…
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