Joe and Trish sitting in the back yard drinking a beer

So … How We Doing?

May 19, 2020

A rambly post about the state of things …

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Insomnia: The Only Thing Standing Between Me and Being ‘Normal?’

March 26, 2020

I slept last night. The whole night. It was the first time that’s happened in a while. I woke up about two minutes before the alarm was supposed to go off. I felt clear-headed. Alert. I asked myself What is this weird feeling I’m feeling? Is it … hope?

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So … It’s a LOT Right Now, Huh?

March 18, 2020

I’m used to working from home. I’m used to running kids to extra-curricular activities. I’m used to working from home with kids around, although I’m still generally terrible at it. But I’m better than I used to be. What I’m not used to is working from home while homeschooling AND keeping up with extra-curricular activities…

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Not That You Asked, But Here’s Who I’m Endorsing for the Dem Candidate (So Far)

February 8, 2020

Not that anyone has asked (the story of my life, amIright?), but here’s where my head is at on the Dem candidates. There is a lot to like about most of them. None of them will keep all of their promises, because even if they were inclined to do so, that’s just now how it…

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A Holiday Message to All the Single and Divorced Parents

December 24, 2019

To all my friends and family who have to consult a custody schedule before making holiday plans … I see you. Whether you’re newly divorced or you’re a grizzled old vet, the holiday always come with a side of sadness. The trick is to not let it be the main course, right? Know that you’re…

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Health Insurance for Freelancers and Self-Employed: How to Get it, What it Costs, Yadda, Yadda, Yadda

November 12, 2019

Because those of us who have to buy our own healthcare need all the info we can get … here’s my tutorial on how to buy an affordable plan that you can actually use. I’ve been buying my own health insurance since 2009 — pre-Obamacare, when you had to just row on up to some…

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