People who equate truth with fact are missing the point.

This is not Adrienne.

Remember when you took Art History 101 and they threw this slide up on the wall? The professor (or more likely some bonehead grad student with a seriously over-inflated sense of self-importance) said, “The French words on this painting by RenĂ© Magritte say ‘This is not a pipe.’ What did he mean by . . . → Read More: This is not Adrienne.

Repetitious Redundancies

This business of writing about not-so-serious things is growing on me. I think I’ll try to stretch it out a little longer before we return to our regularly scheduled program. Because really? The chaos storm is ever raging and it’s nice to write about something else for a change.

Let’s turn our attention to . . . → Read More: Repetitious Redundancies

Prettiness!

Carter and I have all kinds of jokes about pretty (probably because it was his first word: pwee), but my favorite is this: we never say that something is pretty. We say, instead, that a thing has lots of prettiness.

And whaddya know? My blog has prettiness now! Isn’t my new header gorgeous? Lauren . . . → Read More: Prettiness!

We are the people with whom you are trying so hard to keep up…

That’s right. We’re the Joneses. If you’re trying to keep up with us? Aim higher.

I think there are two ways that people start personal blogs like this one. The first one is, a person makes a plan, chooses a topic, sets it up, makes it pretty, gets it all in place, and launches . . . → Read More: We are the people with whom you are trying so hard to keep up…

The truth IS going to set you free.

Yes, the truth will heal us all, just as soon as its done stomping all over our spilled guts.

When I got an email message from Dodai Stewart at Jezebel asking to republish The Lessons My Bullies Taught Me, I was over the moon. Like millions of small-time writers the world over, I dream . . . → Read More: The truth IS going to set you free.

Oh, the judgment…redux

This afternoon I needed to mail some packages, so Carter and I stopped at the post office after I picked him up from school. I saw the line of over 20 people and groaned, but what could I do? Those packages were full of eBay auction items and they had to be mailed. We . . . → Read More: Oh, the judgment…redux

Faith and hope and joy and some other things I don’t talk about enough…

Alright, I’m not given especially to sappiness. I’m a practical person. I mean, I’m a highly emotional person; I’m just very selective about how I express that.

BUT… can you imagine this? You have a kid, who has problems. Big problems. Problems that cause people to call you a bad parent. Problems that require . . . → Read More: Faith and hope and joy and some other things I don’t talk about enough…

A little person, his mom, and their camera…

Hey Mom, take a picture of me! I combed my hair like the cool kids!

That one’s good. Yeah, I look really pretty. Now, let’s take some silly ones!

Then, you go post them on your blog and to make people happy and I can say thank you! Who are those people? . . . → Read More: A little person, his mom, and their camera…

The kind of person I need to be is not necessarily the person I am…

Virtually all humans will face a situation in their lives in which their needs will be deferred. Newborn babies, sick loved ones, military duty, financial pressures, work or school deadlines, and thousands of other things that I’ve probably never heard of can require us to go without.

Without what? Anything. Sleep, food, relaxation, time . . . → Read More: The kind of person I need to be is not necessarily the person I am…

And my education continues…

You know what keeps shocking me over and over again? It’s the change in my role recently. For the first 5+ years of his life, I spent a huge amount of energy trying to get medical professionals to hear me when I told them that Carter was not OK. Now, strangely, the shoe is . . . → Read More: And my education continues…

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