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Back to school

My daughter won’t be attending traditional school for the foreseeable future. It wasn’t an easy decision. In fact, it was difficult, emotional, confusing and stressful. You see she’s going into first grade and she’s pretty darn smart for her age. She’s been very aware of the world in the midst of the pandemic and hasContinue reading “Back to school”

Back to work

I went back to work this week and by all accounts, I think the week has been a bit of a disaster. So I’ve been on furlough for three months and got the call to come back to work last week. However, due to some appointments and my daughter’s dance recital, I had to putContinue reading “Back to work”

Here’s a photo of my dad I took with my phone as a profile photo of my dad, at his request.

I miss my dad today

Eight years ago at this time, my dad was still alive. He was sick and his body was again beginning to forsake him with a cancer that would win just a few months later. But he was still alive, still here on this earth. He was still my mom’s partner, Ivan the miniature Schnauzer’s companionContinue reading “I miss my dad today”

Love is love

My first real memories of the LGBT community outside of watching “Ellen” and “Will & Grace” were in college. I grew up in a small town in the middle of Nebraska and I just don’t have many memories of knowingly interacting with LGBT people. It’s not to say it didn’t happen. I just don’t remember.Continue reading “Love is love”


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