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The Thanksgiving Chicken

22nd November 2018

I’ve been in Scotland 25 years, but I’m American. I don’t really fly my American flag, I’d say I’m from New York first. Except when I’m in Edinburgh, then I say I’m from ‘up North’ and everyone gets confused. Because then I look at my daughter, and decide that I might actually be from Edinburgh, because that’s where she was born, and that’s where I became a mother. Did I mention I was actually born in Dallas? The Texas one,…

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Coffee Talk Disability Life

My Husband Told Me To Make A Spreadsheet

8th October 2018

I’m sitting here drinking my cup of coffee, flipping through some purple-inked pages in an actual marble composition book, trying to blog my way out of an afternoon slump. Edit: It’s now actually 8.50 at night. Dinner, a webinar, and Roald Dahl happened before I could finish this post. Time is weird. Hi. Who’s (still) with me? If you’re interested, here’s my daily routine. For real. Get up, tell Isla that it’s too cold to wear a dress, suggest she…

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Coffee Talk Life Writing

Please Don’t Tell Me To Enjoy My Kid

18th July 2018

And so, a few days ago I was thinking about writing while eating a root beer Dum Dum lollipop. Thinking about writing is pretty much my natural state.  Working on, y’know, actually writing more.  Stick with me. The Dum Dum was a nostalgic addition courtesy of a recent care package from my mother.  It contains too many E numbers, and two handheld gamimg devices. Isla, at four, is apparently behind her peers in the use of gadgets  that are not…

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My Dear Aunt Lucy

11th June 2018

And so, I was quiet the last few weeks because I had no words. My Aunt Lucy died, and then it was her funeral. And I really wish teleporters were already a thing. I received word of her death on the way back from dropping Neil off at the ferry for his two weeks in the office. My Isla asked me, I swear, if I was crying ‘because Aunt Lucy’s in heaven.  Can we call her up?’ Kinda sorta. And…

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Coffee Talk Disability Humor Life

Like It Is

25th August 2017

Seven years is a long time. Since my last post, people have been congratulating me on 7 years here.  While I appreciate it, I haven’t really done much with it in all those years. OK, so I got married and had a kid.  There’s that.  But in terms of ass on seat, tell stories, and keep doing it, there’s been not a lot. I haven’t really done what I originally set out to do, which was connect with other people…

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