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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Don’t Forget the Families

November 11, 2022
Another Veteran's day.  Every year we are told that we should be grateful for the men and women who serve because without them, we would have no freedom. I can't remember a time when military was not a part of my life.  My uncles, who were more like big brothers to me, were in the…
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Recent Entries

  • Haunted
    October 24, 2022
    The 19th of this month was the 24th anniversary of Dave’s suicide.  He was haunting my dreams this past week.  I thought it was because the anniversary was on the horizon, but I’m starting to think that I am having cold feet about marrying Drew. There is no doubt in my mind that he is…
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  • Comfortable Nightmares
    September 29, 2022
    I have taken just about all I can of our current culture in the US.  Everyone thinks they know what's best for everyone else.  What ever happened to live and let live? For example, my mom swoons for the Orange Clump.  I love my mom, so I don't talk to her about it.  Sometimes she'll…
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  • At the Risk of Alienating Some…
    September 5, 2022
    For the life of me, I don't understand why people think that JK Rowling is transphobic, or that I am less of an ally because of my love of all things Harry Potter.  I've asked many times for someone to explain it to me, and the best anyone can say is that "trans women are…
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  • Feminist Steam Vent
    August 27, 2022
    I know some of the most wonderful men to ever exist.  None of them are perfect, but then neither are any of the women that I know.  They listen.  They discuss.  They can apologize.  They can take no for an answer. Lately, I feel like simmering cauldron of rage.  My fiancé loves true crime.  About...
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  • Why I’m Reluctant to say “I’m a Christian.”
    June 22, 2022
    I don't believe in "God."  Not in the sense that most people who consider themselves Christian do.  I don't believe that God is a male.  I don't believe that God sits in judgment. I really don't believe that "God" is any conscious entity who makes decisions or takes actions that affect our lives....
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  • Let It Be
    June 20, 2022
    A question was asked in a FB group of which I'm a member. Among other things, it was "What do you think of AAVE?" AAVE stands for African American Vernacular English. African-American Vernacular English, also referred to as Black English, Black English Vernacular, or occasionally Ebonics, is the ...
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  • Your Unsolicited Opinion Has Zero Value to Me
    June 1, 2022
    This multi-part entry began with the image above.  I really love this artist and highly recommend you check out her Instagram here.  This particular image came up yesterday.  I was especially moved by it because, in the years since my health turned sour, I've had it suggested that my diet could b...
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  • The American Way
    May 24, 2022
    On May 1, 1992, I was showering with my bathroom window open.  I heard a police radio and immediately thought of the elderly neighbors next door.  I dressed quickly and ran outside.  I saw a police officer sitting in his car at the gas station across the street and talking on the radio.  My elder...
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