Category Archives: forgiveness

Five Stages of Grief: Golden Retriever Edition

Tuesday, June 22nd 2021 . Golden Retriever Shocked by a Kitten occupying his bed! [2:20]: . When I sent this video to my (13 y/o) son, he wrote: “he went through the 5 stages of grief! denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance! … Continue reading

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We Are Generation X

June 2021 . Even if my daughter says I’m in Generation “XL,” we still got a lot to be proud of. Survival and adaptation-wise anyway. Just the fact that the I N T E R N E T –and CELL … Continue reading

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At Rise: True

Thursday, June 3rd 2021 AT RISE: Momb is near the door trying to leave the house to for an errand with Boy. Boy is sitting at his desk wearing headphones, looking at his computer screen and tying his shoe in … Continue reading

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Maker Space – aka: Supplise!

Saturday, May 29th 2021 . . On this day I realized a vision that had been years in the making. Yes I gather and accumulate a lot of crap. I also conserve a lot of resources and make a lot … Continue reading

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Supersoaking the Neighbors

May 18th 2021 . After 14 months of pandemic social *distancing,* I’m pleased as punch that the kids persuaded me to take them shopping for “Supersoakers” on this first hot day of the year. . 2021-05-18 Supersoaking the Neighbors [0:29]: … Continue reading

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Performing Life: Playing the Fool with Global Play Brigade

Tuesday, April 6th 2021 . Today I get to take a sweet little clown workshop online with performers from around the world. If you look in the Zoom boxes you can see Boston, Atlanta, New York & California in the … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Sharing is Caring

Friday, April 2nd 2021 . AT RISE: Girl is sitting at Boy’s desk. Boy is standing next to her. They are engrossed in Minecraft on the computer. Kitten is along for the ride. BOY: [Snags a couple oyster crackers from … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Why Me Cold

Monday, March 29th 2021 . AT RISE: It’s morning in the distance learning homeschool. Mom is crossing the room from the kitchen when Boy stands up from his desk. BOY: Haha, I just figured out why I’m cold. [Heads towards … Continue reading

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AT RISE: The Most Boring Mom in the World

Thursday, March 11th 2021 AT RISE: Boy is showing Mom his hand drawn Dungeons & Dragons map at the dinner table. CJ is sitting next to her. MOMB: Man! How do you have time to draw all that when you’re … Continue reading

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Adventures in Food: Chinese Take Out

Sunday, March 7th 2021 . AT RISE: Dad is laid out on the floor of the living room with a pulled back. Kids are doing stuff and mom comes out of the kitchen. MOM: Well kids, daddy’s back is out, … Continue reading

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