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Monday, January 9, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR! This is my first blog of 2012 and I'm happy to say that things are in full swing as the new year takes off. I could have never expected that 2012 would have ushered in someone quite special in my life. It's one of those things where something...

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December 31, 2011 - New Year's Eve

I seem to do my very best thinking and writing late at night... go figure! Ah and yes, it is officially New Year's Eve - the last day of 2011. This blog is going to be loaded with a dash of emotional nutrition, a handful of quirky thoughts, and a hint...

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December 25, 2011 - Christmas Day

For whomever may read this, I simply want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas! It is Christmas Day. My mother has just beat me at three game rounds of checkers. It is just the two of us--a quiet Christmas Day with a roasted brisket and fingerling...

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

It is officially Christmas Eve. We are hours away from the birth of baby Jesus and the celebration of new life that Jesus, Mary, and Joseph triumphantly celebrated. With that comes change, signaling the end of autumn and the approaching end of the year...

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Saturday, December 17, 2011a

Right now, I just want to hide under a rock and never come out. Life is hard. I feel so unappreciated by anyone I could call a friend. I am experiencing tremendous low self esteem and am wishing I could just stick my mouth around the nozzle of a frozen...

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

It is early Saturday morning and the first half of 2011 has provoked an enormous amount of nostalgia that I'm wondering if my mind and my heart, afraid of deciding on anything for fear of continued failure, can make the right decision. I am referring...

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

It is early Thursday morning and I have just finished finals and the fall semester. I'm sitting here in a cold bedroom that I will be vacating a week from tomorrow, and the future looks unsure and unsettling to me. I only have ten dollars left in my pocket...

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December 8, 2011

With the thin cold air blowing through the Bay Area signaling the end of autumn and harking the edge of the winter solstace approaching, this is the time of year when the pace of everything picks up. The last papers to write, projects to complete, and...

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Today has been an emotionally bumpy day and right before I blogged tonight, as I ate my dinner at the Crepevine on Fourth Street in downtown San Rafael, I once again had tears running down my face as I was trying to keep from crying into my food. I had...

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Last night, I met a young 28 year-old woman and a transplant from Mesa, Arizona online. Her name is Annabella. Much to my chagrin, she replied to one of my personals ads I recently posted on Craigslist. She mentioned that she was temporarily staying with...

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