The Future

This week I have immersed myself in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new book What Happened, about her experience with the 2016 Presidential Primary and Election, including why she didn’t win the electoral college and lots of inside scoop on what it was like behind the scenes of her campaign. I’ve struggled with what happened every day […]

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You. Are. A. Teenager. Holy Cow! And… The Cubs made the playoffs/are predicted to win the World Series! Two things I am not sure if I believed would ever happen… Okay, I knew, or should I say hoped, you’d see this day eventually, as much as you don’t care for the number 13. I just […]

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It started with watching American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson. The main focus was clearly meant to be on OJ’s innocence or lack there of, as well as racism and police misconduct. However, I kept coming back to the story of how Marcia Clark and Nicole Brown Simpson were portrayed and vilified in […]

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Today is my eleventh Leap Day, which happens to be my lucky number. On my tenth, in 2012, I took a Leap of Faith, I changed the name of my blog, from Four of a Kind to Bereaved and Blessed, and moved it from Blogger to Self-Hosted WordPress, with this/my own URL. We had lived […]

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Wow. Really? Twelve? I can still picture that day vividly. We were so unbelievably excited to meet you! Sean Owen or Abigail Grace… Or “Shabby” as Grandpa Kevin had taken to calling you in utero, after we narrowed down boy and girl names. We wanted to be surprised about your gender. I didn’t think I […]

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Where were you on Wednesday, January 13, 1999? Seriously. Do you remember? Anything? I was in grad school at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign, getting my masters in Leisure Studies (for real, that is something one can major and get multiple degrees in). I am pretty sure I was back from winter break, […]

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