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Tagged With: Fear

About me: In search of definition

Last week when I posted my dilemma on Facebook regarding my “about me” statement, my mother’s pastor suggested I change it to “Mother of two…In search of definition”. I chuckled at the comment, but didn’t feel like I was in search of definition. I knew who I was. The more I thought about the comment, however, the … Continue reading »

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I have issues: Part 4 — Fear of Annoying People

I hate to be a bother. I hate to annoy people. I get worked up about possibly saying the wrong thing to someone at a party and worry about it the next day, and beyond. I don’t know how normal this is. I don’t normally talk about it, but I know it is the root … Continue reading »

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There have been times in my life when I’m somewhere and think, “oh my gosh. I’m here. How did this happen? Do I really want to be here?” Usually they turn out fine — and sometimes better than fine. I suspect tomorrow will be one of those times. I’m going to a BarCamp event in … Continue reading »

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Crime and Punisment

One of the she scariest months in my life has to have been October 2002 when two very disturbed individuals went on a 3-week-long shooting  spree in an area that included most of the DC metro area — and many the places I regularly frequented.  All together they killed at least 10 people, targeting random … Continue reading »

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A Tale of Two Hotel Rooms

About 9 years ago I realized I’d never spent the night in a motel / hotel room by myself and it bothered me. I’d eaten at a restaurant by myself. I’d seen a movie in a theater by myself. I’d traveled by air, train & car by myself. I felt that the next step to … Continue reading »

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I have heard the mermaids singing

My daughter has discovered The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. I knew she would at some time or another — I’d assumed they still taught it in schools, then I saw it in a poetry packet that she brought home from school and felt a long forgotten excitement in my chest. When I initially … Continue reading »

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Lost and found blog posts

I returned from a camping trip to an incomplete blog. Five months of posts on this and on the blog I manage for my son’s wrestling team were missing. The latest posts showing were from March of this year. Of course I feared the worst (although I do have some backups on my computer) and … Continue reading »

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Quote from a high school junior

Clare, upon hearing about the latest college tragedy said to me, “Mom, I don’t want to go to college anymore. I don’t want to get shot by a sad person.”

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Remember the other day? When I complained about driving the kids around so much? I should have waited until today to complain because today was the worst. I thought I was going to get off easy today. Dean took Clare to school at 7 this morning. All I’d have to do was take Andrew at … Continue reading »

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Things that go bump in the night.

Years ago when I was enamored with Stephen King’s novels I read in an interview that the only book of his that scared him when he was writing it was Pet Sematary. I found that a little hard to believe. I didn’t think that someone could write something that scared them any more than they … Continue reading »

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