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Why I Am a Nursery Rhyme Social Worker

Why I Am a Nursery Rhyme Social Worker

In the recent revelations about abuse, I think we all have become more aware of unhealthy situations. At least I hope so. I know that my brain has learned to notice abuse in the…

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Why Peppy People Terrify Me

Why Peppy People Terrify Me

There is something about peppy people that I don’t trust. I am not referring to the sincerely energetic people who are kind and disciplined. I mean the bouncy, perfectly coiffed, smiling-so-much-they-need-vaseline-on-their-teeth people. Perhaps it’s…

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Conversations of the New Bickersons

Conversations of the New Bickersons

In light of all of the horrible stories about abuse and volcanoes and terrorists, I thought I would entertain you with a series of conversations my husband and I recently had on a…

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I Miss My Thoughts the Most

I Miss My Thoughts the Most

My first message to God when I arrive in heaven is, “Menopause? Really? We curl up around heating pads once a month, we grow other human beings in our uterus, we push them…

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Five Reasons Holidays Stress Me Out

Five Reasons Holidays Stress Me Out

Holidays are supposed to be “free” days that you spend doing something wonderful, right? Well, not for me. I find myself terrified by past experiences where stereotypical female skills were expected of me…

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Laugh Me a Rivers

Laugh Me a Rivers

The news about Joan Rivers’ medically induced coma makes me sad.  Perhaps there is a part of me that hopes somebody, anybody, will outrun illness and death. That Betty White will be accepting an Emmy ten…

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