Category Archives: forgiveness

AT RISE: CJ Sez Yes and NO

Monday, January 14th 2018 At Rise:  A giant 7 year old little baby woman comes into mom’s bedroom all dressed for school, clutching a book.  Something is off. Mom:  Are you okay honey? BabyWoman:  [Pauses.  Then in her baby voice says]  … Continue reading

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CJ Sez: Nobody is Prfikt

Monday, January 7th 2019   Mom you cut off the top off the Sea (Shell) box!  I got that box when I was like 3 or 4.  It is So SPeacel to me.  But NOW no thak to y(ou) I … Continue reading

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At Rise: Belt Says What

Thursday, December 27th 2018   AT RISE:  The Oberhauser Four are nearing the end of a hearty meal in a yurt. Gavin is serving himself another helping of tortellini and sausage. Gavin:  Oh man. My belt is saying, “No more!”  … Continue reading

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At Rise: Pac-Man Pride

Wednesday, December 26th 2018   AT RISE:  Gavin has just made it past “Level 6” on the new miniature Pac-Man console he got for Christmas. Gavin:  Wow I can’t believe I made it past level SIX already, can you Daddy? … Continue reading

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Taming the Tempest: DON’T LOOK!

Thursday, December 6th 2018   I recently pulled together years worth of the kids’ artwork and miscellaneous creations piling up around the house in order to organize, cull, edit, wrangle, lash and cajole it all into some form of SENSE.  … Continue reading

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At Rise: Nothing is Sacred

Sunday, December 2nd 2018   AT RISE:  Mom, exhausted, has stepped into a Sunday morning shower, alone at last.  The hot water whooshes down enveloping her as droplets tinkle in the drain.  She closes her eyes in gratitude that she … Continue reading

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Favorite Songs: I Bet My Life

This is a love song written to one’s PARENTS.   I Bet My Life – Imagine Dragons   ♦  

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