GUEST POST from Don: Feeling Understood

Recently I was listening to a discussion about how people think on “Hidden Brain,” a radio program.  What I heard amazed and perplexed. According to one researcher, for couples there exists a gap between being understood and FEELING understood.  That part I get.  I often do feel misunderstood.  It could be there are reasons for that??? That aside, there …
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Thursday Thoughts – Dec. 29, 2022 Edition: Happy Birthday, Pete!

He was a different man when I met him back in 1998. We met online. Both married before. Both devastated. Both ex-spouses were now with others. Both angry, and backslidden. Both of us determined to never fall in love, or get married, again. Casey & I and my grandmother were living happily together in the …
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GUEST POST from Don: Christmas As A Poor (Rich) Child

Growing up poor along a rural Pennsylvania back road made Christmas extra special.  The road was not a shortcut to anywhere except to the homes which dotted its edges.  The land next to that road, where there were not homes, had woods,  hay fields, or pastures.  At the time I did not understand how poor we were.  We had a …
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VIDEO: Highlights of Casey’s Graduation, Dec. 10, 2022

I have gallons, tons, and miles of video and pictures from this day, but I don’t think our internet could manage uploading a file that huge! So here are the highlights, and I hope that you enjoy them. This was a BIG DAY and I am one proud mom! This girl…well…you can read what I …
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Chuy.

I talk about Maisie a lot because she’s my dog. But Chuy was once my dog too… We have always had multiple dogs. Before Chuy, we had 2 dogs (2 laps, 2 dogs, it worked for us!) When one died, I didn’t want another dog. But as the months passed I started thinking about it. …
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