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Stripping My Identity

It started with a girl.  It always starts with a girl. In the summer between my 8th grade and freshman year of high school, my then girlfriend was in a community theater production of Gypsy. She asked if I wanted

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Escape

As soon as I make the decision to finally go, the sun slips behind the cotton ball clouds. Sunshine that promised at least residual warmth has eluded me again. The wind outside whips the dry, multicolored  leaves into mini tornadoes

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If You Really Knew Me…

This year I have started a weekly blog challenge for my freshman English classes.  They have to submit to me a blog entry to be posted in a new blog I started for them , called Real Teens Writing What

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How To Build A Better Parent

Originally posted on Here She Is Boys:
No one likes to be told what to do. (Just ask a toddler if you don’t believe me.) But that hasn’t stopped anyone and everyone from proclaiming that you are not raising your…

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Broken Collarbone= Frustration

I know that I am not the first person to break a collarbone. In fact, on the day I went into surgery, the doctor had 3 other collarbone surgeries that morning.  Two others caused by biking accidents, one caused by

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The Cost of Weight Loss

Something that no one ever warned me of on my weight loss journey was just how outrageously expensive that journey was going to be. Don’t get me wrong; I wouldn’t undo it for anything in the world. However here are

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Prerequisite Effect

My wife and I can be so ridiculous some times. It all starts with this idea that winter break for two teachers should be anything but relaxing.  So instead of lazing on the couch, soaking in a book around the

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I Wanna Be a Stay At Home Dad!

On a conveniently extended winter break this year,  I believe I have found my second calling in life. I want to be a: We’ve been on winter break for almost three weeks now and I must say I could get

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Cravings

I’m having one of those nights.  One of those I-want-to-eat-everything-in-sight-especially-if-it-contains-sugar-or-any-form-of-carb nights… In about a week, I will be hitting my two-year motivational anniversary.  Two years ago I finally got tired of being unhappy in my body.  Two years ago, shortly

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Competitive Aggression

I was never really very good at sports. I secretly wanted to be good at them, but I wasn’t.  Now in all sports’ defense, I didn’t give many of them more than a blink of a chance.  I wanted to

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