Tie it down, Lord.

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Back in the Dark Ages, you know, like the 1960’s and before (to my middle schoolers’ perspective), childbirth in the typical American hospital was quite sterile and controlled.  Not by the mom, you understand, but by the staff.  My children were all born in the 80’s, and by then strides had been made toward more home-like experiences, so-called “birthing rooms” and all that.  Going back to the old-fashioned was considered quite modern.  Typical.

I didn’t have the regular treatment, gratefully, until Continue reading “Tie it down, Lord.”

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Bad Things, Man, Bad Things

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“S**T HAPPENS” 

Now, lest any of my friends be offended, I’m simply relating a bumper sticker I saw many years ago, (only without the asterisks).  And regardless of the French, doggone it, it’s just true.  Bad things happen, to good people!  And it happens when good people try to do good things!  I don’t like it, but that doesn’t make it any less true.

Of course, we’re in good company.  Here’s one of my fave recounts of two heroes in my book, Continue reading “Bad Things, Man, Bad Things”