Category Archives: Parenting

Work (For) IT!

This past Christmas, I received a generic Christmas card from my father, the same one that was sent out to everyone else. I smiled that I actually received a card and quickly dismissed the passing, “That’s it?” I have never … Continue reading

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The High Price Of Being The Better Person (And How It Cost Me My Sister)

I have a very complicated relationship with my sister. All right, that is misleading or an understatement or just doesn’t seem 100% true. For the past three plus years I have not had a relationship with my sister. And for … Continue reading

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Out Of My Life… Three Years Later

On June 16, 2012 I saw my mother for the very last time. It was brief; she was just dropping off my sister, thirty minutes late. I was getting married and my sister was my flower maiden, she was going … Continue reading

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Orphan No More: Finding A Father As An Adult

My name is Michael. I’m thirty years old. Both of my parents are living, but I’m an orphan. This has been a part of my identity for as long as I can remember – the orphan part. And now I … Continue reading

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The Great April Fool’s Dream

I wanted to do something clever for April Fools’. I thought about writing some elaborate story for a blog post and then at the end declaring, “April Fools’!” I mean I see statuses and such on Facebook all the time. … Continue reading

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