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Wolf Family Values

artwork by my youngest

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I Like Stereotypes Because They Make My Life Easier

Labels are bizarre. They allow us to categorize a particular group of characteristics into a neat organized mental package so that our brains are excused from the hard stuff. Like the T-shirt motto, of which I am so fond because … Continue reading

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I Have Been Blessed

When I was twenty-two I nearly destroyed my knee in a hurdling accident. I like that, hurdling accident; it’s not one of the more common references one might use like car accident or skiing accident. It’s more in line with … Continue reading

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A Room of One’s Own

My son sat across the room, staring out the window. He had the deep, distance look of someone lost in a daydream, his eyes transfixed intently on the movie inside his head and seeing nothing in front of him. I … Continue reading

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An Endlessly Clashing Multichotomy

I met my husband on the track team in undergraduate school. We had been dating for about 2 months when he asked if I’d like to come home with him for the weekend for a family gathering and meet his … Continue reading

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Identity

Before I entered high school, the longest I had stayed at any school consecutively was 2 years, but most typically I moved to a new school every year. I knew I had no power in the decision to move and … Continue reading

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“It will be ok”

My mind is strong but my spirit is stronger.  My mind is usually good to me, but on occasion can be a real asshole and drag me down. Regularly, my ego confuses me by imitating my spirit and together with … Continue reading

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Do Not Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth

I am very careful to not look a gift horse in the mouth and try to be appreciative of gifts received, but there is no getting around the fact that, growing up my Dad gave some pretty bad gifts. Under … Continue reading

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Honor Your Mother and Father

Originally posted on Raised By Wolves (I Wish):
This one is difficult. Living with our parents’ alcoholism and drug use was a real drag (definitely pulling my punches). The end result was a whole lot of abuse and neglect. I…

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“Aren’t you concerned how others will view you?”

When we lived in Virginia, I found the East Coast/Southern mentality very foreign and at times difficult to swallow. After about the third time of introducing myself to someone at a party and he or she asking, “what does your … Continue reading

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