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The Thin Blue Line — Frayed

  The thin blue line is a symbol of solidarity with law enforcement. But sometimes, the thin blue line gets frayed. My husband came home the other day with an interesting story. He was in a meeting with some of the management of his agency and the topic of PTSD came up. Sniggers and huffs […]

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The thinnest part of the blue line

Not being one to take things at face value, I looked up the “thin blue line.” Generally accepted as a symbol used to show solidarity with law enforcement, there is a fair amount of controversy associated with the symbol. Controversy? Related to law enforcement? Perhaps the most current controversy involving law enforcement is whether they […]

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Donuts and Darth Vader

We have found reason to celebrate a vast array of things. The first Friday of June is National Donut Day. May the fourth is officially Star Wars day. (If you don’t get it, say “May the fourth be with you” out loud.) And this last Tuesday was September 11th. A National Day of Remembrance. I […]

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End of Watch

17 Alexander is 17. His father, Officer Youngstrom of the California Highway Patrol, was shot in the head on Tuesday. He made a traffic stop in Walnut Creek. Just doing his job. Maybe that morning, Alexander’s dad drove him to school. Maybe the night before, they had talked about who gets to use the car […]

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WHAT?

Telephone. Remember that game? Everyone sits in a circle.The beginning of all riveting games. One person whispers something into the ear of another person and it travels the circle. Usually, what is spoken at the end is a far cry from the original statement. Something gets lost somewhere in translation. I like to call this […]

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D is for…

Most pictures say a thousand words. But this picture screams one simple word. “Dauntless.” I was drawn to this picture. There was something about it. So I bought it. My husband and I had stopped for food and a break a couple hours into a routine nine hour road trip. After hour 13, the routine […]

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S is for…

Should I stay or should I go? This blog needs to start with a preface or some sort of disclaimer. I doubt this is concurrent with blogging protocol but some things must be done. So here goes. I am not trying to offer advice or counsel. This is simply my journey. If you have a […]

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T is for ticked off

That seems fairly obvious doesn’t it? I mean, do I really need to spell out what being ticked off looks like? The small child in the grocery store. The tantrum thrower, lying on the vinyl flooring, arms waving and feet kicking. Unintelligible shrieks and sobbing noises come from the flailing body. We pretend not to […]

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P is for partially blind

An outing to the zoo the other day warranted the taking of many pictures. My girls quickly took control of all picture taking devices and began to document our adventure. The above photo is one from that day. Can you tell what it is? Yeah, me neither. After close inspection, I have made out some […]

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PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Panic. Temper. Strain. Depression. Several years ago, I had no idea how four letters could turn someone’s life upside down. Today is my wedding anniversary. Thirteen years ago I married an amazing man. I envisioned having beautiful children and a beautiful life. For many years that is exactly what we had […]

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