Archive for November, 2014

An apology…

November 25, 2014 0 Comments

“Dear Amanda, I owe you an apology regarding my comments on your blog regarding your hair and necklaces.  I apologize for my unkind remarks – ugly is such an ugly, terrible word! Sorry to have caused you any distress. I am sorry I don’t know what I was thinking. Please forgive me.  I just got […]

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America.

November 21, 2014 0 Comments
America.

I was in Cedar Rapids today to attend a naturalization ceremony.  Ironically, it’s the day after President Obama’s announcement that he is giving amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.  I sat in the halls, waiting for the courtroom doors to open.  I saw people from all over the world…waiting…waiting to become citizens.  They were beaming […]

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7:10am

November 18, 2014 0 Comments

7:10am. At that very moment when my alarm goes off, it’s like someone shoots off a gun to start a race. A sprint.  A 100-meter dash. The problem is, I can’t see very well and I’m not that “alert.” So my descent from my bed is a tragic one…I trip over my high heels that […]

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You want to what? Cheer???

November 12, 2014 0 Comments
You want to what? Cheer???

“Mommy, I want to be a cheerleader.” Blank stare. “Mommy, did you hear me? I said I want to be a cheerleader, ok?” Blank stare. I immediately caught myself saying, “Do you still want to play soccer?” “Nope, I’m done with soccer.” She said it so emphatically like she has been on the U.S. Women’s […]

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Another anonymous letter…

November 10, 2014 2 Comments
Another anonymous letter…

This little gem was waiting for me in my mailbox at work.  Shocker — there was no return address on the envelope.  Shocker — the author didn’t sign his or her name.  It’s funny how the timing all works out.  I spent my morning at two separate schools talking about bullying and “mean girl” behavior.  […]

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