#OTR50 143: Me & My First Tattoo

Did I want one because it was verboten? Because I knew I was different and wanted to rebel against the norm? Or was it for a more personal and complicated reason? […]

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#OTR50 Day 137: Twitter Attempts to Define Adulting

The internet and social media can be a nuts crazy thing. Not quite 20 days ago I noticed this tweet because a friend I follow retweeted it. A few hundred people had also noticed it at that point. I saved the link for a future writing prompt because it struck a bit of a chord […]

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#OTR50 Day 132: When the Kids Agree

A few days ago, a miraculous thing happened over breakfast. . . the two kids with us on this summer holidays trip agreed on an adventure for today. It was not the vacation day I had planned for us at all. It required far more out of me that the relaxing day I had planned […]

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#OTR50 Day 129: Pinpoints

Delayed posting due to wonky internet with US devices in Ireland and all sorts of off-line writing into non-wordpress formats and then fiddling with posting to private tools. I’ve been listening to loads of new music lately. Now that I finally entered the new musical world of streaming services, I am taking full advantage of […]

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#OTR50 Day 124: Habits

… I seriously should have thought this through. By changing such a large element as the organized bag I always use for everything, I’ve been completely discombobulated during this flight. […]

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#OTR50 Day 121: Dublin and The Luka State – Minus 2 & Counting

For the past several years, we’ve rotated which of the kids gets to pick our summer vacation destination with a host of caveats to ensure we could make it happen. For instance, with three kids in tow the range needed to be drivable to make it affordable. The kids didn’t ever get to choose specific […]

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