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What Your Children Teach You About Leaving Neverland

Sitting in a hotel room, two hours off my timezone and sleepless. Here's HBO with a new documentary. I'm curious. I didn't expect it to align with anything I'm already talking about. On the HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland, James Safechuck explains how his son is growing to the exact age that he was when Michael Jackson began abusing him in the early 90’s. He went over the emotions that realization caused him and he struggled. Wade Robson discusses this same phenomenon with his son, but it was triggered more at the point of fatherhood when his son was about 18 months old. The love of having a son and the innate need to protect him caused horrible mental pictures of…
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March 5, 2019
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But Did You Die?

Today I found out I have a hole in my heart. I spent a week of wait for an echocradiogram after three weeks of figuring out the right blood pressure med for my new high blood pressure scare. The hole - It’s called a PFO. You can live with it. There’s a concern about blood clots passing through it and getting in the wrong stream but if I keep pumping in my blood pressure meds I should be fine. Translation: You're not going to die. I mean, I feel so much better. Not physically better. Still have the same new pain and breathing weird as before, but I feel better everywhere else. Cause I’m not going to effing die. This means,…
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March 1, 2019
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Walmart is Gaining Ground on Becoming Amazon’s First Rival.

I think Walmart is gaining ground on Becoming Amazon’s First Rival.I ran to Walmart today because I wanted the cheapest copy I could get on Blu Ray for Office Space. And they had it. With Deadpool on the cover! For $5 no less. So Funny I went ahead and bought Castaway and Fight Club too. I already had Fight Club, but it's got Deadpool on the cover. For $5. The things that they now stock on their shelves, like the $8 lounge Pants for my man child that are an illusion that looks like my son has little legs and he’s on a bear’s shoulders. It’s also where I find the best cat shirts that Hot Topix and Amazon don’t…
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March 1, 2019
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Yardscaping and Good Kids

Funny story really. My son’s friend was hanging out here the same time my parents from West Virginia were spending the weekend to visit. Well, it’s Sunday afternoon and they have their stuff packed by the door while we play one last game of train dominoes. So by their last trip to the car, three pairs of shoes sat there. I knew my stepmom was going to wear one of them back and a second pair were boots. Put the boots in a Kroger sack and noticed my Dad was already wearing a pair of shoes and put the black guy’s shoes in a sack. They head back to the mountains. About 45 minutes later, my son’s friend is looking…
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February 24, 2019
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Reality vs. Really Good TV plus How the Bachelor Could be Better

There’s TV shows you can’t really double or triple screen with because you have to watch it. You might miss something. And you don’t want to miss something. You know, Game of Thrones, This is Us and Schitt's Creek to name a few. Sure, you might play a quick round of Words2, text someone back or check some snaps but generally, you watch them scene to scene. Then there’s the ones you kinda watch. Like, you can have them on-demand while you’re cooking dinner, or on your iPad while you’re working on your computer. You hear just enough and look up just enough to get the gist of what’s going on to hold your own if you talk to someone…
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February 21, 2019
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Abandoned Cats In Suburbia. It’s a Catastrophe.

Early last fall a cat decided to go up under our deck and have kittens. It’s not our cat, but they were kittens none the less.  She tried to move them into the small wooded area behind our house, which is merely a tree line between backyard suburbia. We heard her screams and fighting but couldn’t find them – our neighbors have fences and don’t maintain their section of wood line like we do. They were back there somewhere. She returned, one kitten short. The kitten with the disfigured eye. He never came back. Sadly, this one was my favorite. We assume a possum (We found a mean one under our shed when looking for momma and her kittens) or…
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February 10, 2019
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Why Sears is Out of Business

Had a free Saturday afternoon with the hubs and we ended up at the mall. Parked at Sears. Big signs hanging on it “Everything Must Go” and “Store Closing” Wow. Didn’t know that. We were going in that way anyway, so let’s check it out. They weren’t kidding, the place was loosely organized and there were things grouped like they were trying to hold the departments together. Great deals on the ellipticals and treadmills. They were even selling shelves, mannequins and racks. Here’s three reasons within 45 minutes that Sears became doomed. Everything must not go. So we worked our way downstairs to check out shoes and what not and right now, I care about baby stuff. I have a…
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February 3, 2019
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Five Steps To Building Your Story Wall

I know we are all talking about Tidy Up, but that Sentiment stage – or the final stage where you dig out all of those boxes of pictures, awards, kids’ school papers, holiday cards, knick nacks etc. – that it’s ok to have a cluster or clutter of sentiments while still tidying up. What if we made a win-win-win where we create a behavioral shift from over spending on holidays on gift exchanges amongst everyone you like enough to suprise with a gift and cover your bases in case they did too while instead creating a place of things that spark joy in one concentrated place, and more importantly –displaying  a story worth sharing. I’m calling it Story Walls Here’s…
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January 27, 2019
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The Secret Recipe Behind Tidy Up with Marie Kondo

So as I was sitting there refolding all of my clothes that still bring me joy (the proper way Marie Kondo demonstrated), I got to thinking. Why is this a sensation, why does it work and how do you apply this to all the other sensations that move the masses? It’s motivational, emotional and repetitively changing your old habits. While clearing out this heap of clothes on my bed and determining if piece by piece it brings me joy, I’ve found myself thanking them and putting it in the donation sack more frequently than I imagined I would. It makes you look at everything with a totally different perspective – emotional connectedness to things. What serves a purpose or used…
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January 19, 2019
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Skin Theory

So I have a theory. I have no educational training or formal experience to back it up. Just my story to convince someone out there that does to check it out if you think it’s plausible. Think of all the new pills you can make! I think that moles after the age of 38 are actually the diarrhea of the skin. You'lll recognize yours by the cute little mole on her shoulder. Hear me out. Here’s my attempt at rational science-ishness and personal experiences to attempt at validating my theory. Similar to all the other organs you have, you know, let's pick your stomach* - which is a linchpin for a successful digestive system. But every part of the system…
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January 17, 2019