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Judgy Turd Syndrome

“But people love a hypocrite, you know——they recognize one of their own, and it always feels so good when someone gets caught with his pants down and his dick up and it isn’t you.” ― Stephen King, The Green Mile   Why is it that we relish in the misery of others? I suppose some […]

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Feminism? Yeah, about that……

When I was a much younger woman, barely out of my teen years, my mind was just full of green-girl foolishness.  I was a rebel.  I would march and shout and wave a sign around if the need arose.  I was all about no one getting to tell me what I could do with my […]

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Post Election Reflection

Listening and reading this morning has caused me to reflect. I have arrived at a startling conclusion. Many of you are happy. Many are sad, even horrified. However, consider this: you cannot pass a law to abolish hate. You cannot create work ethic by creating jobs. You cannot legislate compassion, acceptance, or kindness, regardless of […]

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(not so) Tongue Tied

Here’s an unusual way for The (not so) Special Mother to start a blog post: with some Bible verses.  Check it out. James, Chapter 3, verses 3-9 If we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we also guide their whole bodies.  It is the same with ships: even though […]

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Hillbilly Strong

To say the State of West Virginia has had a rough couple of days would be a massive understatement. To make a long and extremely depressing story somewhat shorter, suffice it to say we received record rainfall amounts across much of the state, and as a result we had record flooding.         […]

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Voluntary Madness

As I sit here in my faithful, if slightly sagging recliner tonight, I am, for the moment, without my husband. Where is he? At the bar? Working third shift? Coon hunting? Nope. He’s currently at the scene of two-car MVA.  That’s motor vehicle accident to the uninitiated. My husband is part of our local volunteer […]

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Spoiled (not so) Rotten

You have to be careful when you are talking about other people’s rotten kids. Even to define what it means to have a “good” kid or a “bad” kid can be tricky.  It’s broad terminology. Regardless, I couldn’t help but ponder a comment I heard about an obviously “bad” kid who had grown into a […]

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An Open Letter to Teens

Dear Teens: You don’t know shit. Oh, I know, I know.  You think you know everything. I am (not so) sorry to be the one to tell you that, in fact, as I said, you don’t know shit. Also, no one in this world owes you anything.  Did you get that? NOT. ONE. THING. If you want […]

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Driven to Insanity

My son is 16 years old. For those of you who do not have children, this number may mean nothing to you.  It may not strike fear into your heart.  It may not ignite inside your soul the devastating fear, the agonizing terror that lives in the heart of every parent. My son is nearly […]

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(not so) Happy

I have unlocked the secret to happiness. Now hold on a minute.  Don’t just roll your eyes and walk off. Come back here! I’m serious.  I know the secret to happiness. Are you ready to know the secret? Okay, wherever you are, go to a mirror. Close your eyes.  Stand in front of the mirror. […]

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