#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 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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#OTR50 Day 120: Stop and Play the Games

Yesterday, I spent the day at a gaming convention with my kid who plays all the geeky games of my youth and many, many more than I ever played. This is a convention I’ve been going to on and off for some 20+ years. It’s still run by the same core team of gamers. I […]

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#OTR50 Day 98: Parent’s Day

Every day that we have any special people in our lives who served the roles of nurturing our minds, bodies, and souls. […]

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#OTR50 Day 88: Magic Leftover Nachos

Our oldest child was always the most amenable of all three to learning and helping out.
Since moving back home, I’ve learned that the kid has become very good at a particular speciality of meal creation. […]

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#OTR50 Day 74: Petty Disorderly Conduct

This Out Magazine article is #truth. I was an 80s and early 90s Act Up Activist. I was recruited into the civil disobedience-based organization by an out female activist not by a cis-gendered white gay man. The NJ group from which I learned passive resistance and other safe measures for civil protesting was incredibly diverse […]

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#OTR50 Day 68: Trying to Stay Positive

The Ups and Downs of Business Travel Downside: Late night dinners while eating take-out in the room Upside: Savory egg, spinach, tomato crêpe from a tiny Paris crêperie was AMAZING Downside: Late night email catch-up is long and arduous Upside: It is unlikely anyone will text me with anything urgent before noon CET Downside: Crazy long […]

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