#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 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 126: We Made It!

I conquered my worries about left-sided driving. Dublin arrows on streets made it easy. . . Although I do believe I had heart palpations at every right turn […]

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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 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 61: 17 Years Times Two

I am moving forward through time at a speed of one second per second. I know this to be true because I have lived every second at that speed. And yet, it seems to me that I’ve also jumped […]

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#OTR50 Day 47: It’s Not About Me

I’ve been writing a good deal about me while only skimming the surface of me as a parent. Per my earlier posts regarding convergence. For those that know me well, this is beyond unusual. That aspect of myself that is a parent – it usually is the essence of entire conversations. My kids and parenting […]

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