Category Archives: faith

Democratic Debate with My Son

Wednesday, November 20th 2019   Listening to the Democratic Presidential Candidates debate the idea of potentially taxing the 0.001% of the elite class all of $0.02 to fund innumerable programs, and how to fund healthcare, my son gets up from … Continue reading

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ClaraJane’s Jewelry Pop-Up Shop

Monday, November 18th 2019   After school today ClaraJane opened her new Jewelry Shop.   And since I’m the only family member with pierced ears right now, I was basically the only customer for this Soft Opening / Pop-Up / VIP … Continue reading

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Try Everything (by Shakira)

November 2019   This song by Shakira is the story of my life. If I had to choose a swan song or funeral song this would probably be it: TRY EVERYTHING – Shakira C   F  C   G   C  … Continue reading

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To: MOM! Invoice “Form” CJ

Friday, November 15th 2019 Yes I make my children invoice me for their allowance.  And lately I have been dabbling in NOT REMINDING them to invoice me.  So imagine my delight when Dear Daughter runs to me tonight saying, “I … Continue reading

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Operation Surprise Anita

Thursday, November 7th 2019 On this day, my son and I are somewhat spontaneously flying cross country to my hometown to surprise my dad but mostly my step-mom. She has a big birthday coming up (though we would never be … Continue reading

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At Rise: Look at Me

Thursday, November 7th 2019   AT RISE:  Mom is driving the rental car across the Bay Bridge to Oakland with Boy in the passenger seat. Boy:  [Stewie Style]  Mom! Hey!  Mum!  Mummy!  Mom! Mom:  [Turns to looks at Boy.] Boy:  … Continue reading

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Election Day – Crazed and Confused

Tuesday, November 5th 2019 Driving my daughter to school today we pass the public park at Cambridge Common and what do I see but my new Homeless Buddies, Victor and Michael.  And because I had just picked up some new … Continue reading

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