Thoughts on yet another school shooting

Yesterday, yet another school shooting happened. I sat in front of my computer, unable to turn away. I watched the death toll rise in numbers that also matched the ages of the students at the high school. 14 victims. 15 presumed dead. 16 dead. 17 fatalities reported. My own 17 year old texted me that…

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Apparently Maura had shopping plans

I get interesting emails from Maura’s teacher. Things like “She’s bringing home food, check the backpack!”and “So Maura brought in a white cell phone that obviously doesn’t belong to her” and “Hey, so Maura brought in some sort of wine glass and a curtain? Just so you’re aware, it’s in her backpack, wrapped up safely.”…

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High School Musical – the flashback therapy session

My older daughter is all into the theater. Which is expected – she’s brilliant, dramatic, and her parents met on stage. I joke that she’s more her father’s child than mine, but when she delves into theater stuff, I can see a portion of my teen years in her. I had some of my best…

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