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My Punk Son

Fri Aug 04 2017

I had to ask myself—would I find his fashion sense as endearing when he is in high school, looking for a job and applying to colleges? View at huffingtonpost »


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4th of July as a Single Parent

Tue Jul 04 2017

We were supposed to alternate holidays every year, but I had a strategy of being agreeable. When my ex asked to have them on the 4th of July two years in a row, I said yes, because I knew I would want a favor in return one day. View at huffingtonpost »


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Saying Farewell to the Tooth Fairy

Thu Jun 15 2017

The Tooth Fairy was the latest casualty in our household. View at huffingtonpost »


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Divorce Is A Car Crash And You’re Both At Fault

Tue May 23 2017

No matter what the insurance company says, both parties are always at fault in every car accident, and if you can’t see your part in causing the accident, you are doomed to repeat it. The same can be said for divorce. View at huffingtonpost »


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They Tell Me I’m a Queerspawn

Thu May 18 2017

Queerspawn are children of GLBTQ parents, and the word has been around for a least a decade. Apparently I have a tribe. View at huffingtonpost »


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Life At The Fringe

Tue May 09 2017

I know all about living at the fringes of society. First, I was one of only two kids in first grade who had divorced parents, plus my mom was gay. But there was more to it than that. View at huffingtonpost »


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Unaccompanied Minor

Thu Apr 13 2017

I had watched the girl crying on her father’s lap in the pre-boarding area. I knew there was no part of her that wanted to get on that plane, but nine- or ten-year-olds don’t get a say in such matters. View at huffingtonpost »


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Why I am Not Going to See the New Beauty and the Beast

Mon Mar 27 2017

Our relationship mimicked the romantic theme of “girl falls in love with a man who has an anger management problem, but their love heals his beastliness and turns him into a kind prince.” Except in my case, it didn’t work out that way. View at huffingtonpost »


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We Actually Do Need Another Hero

Tue Mar 21 2017

We need heroes. We need people—both alive and deceased—to inspire us, but it has to be the right fit. We need people we relate to in order to show us that we, too, can achieve greatness. View at huffingtonpost »


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When Hate Crimes Hit Close to Home

Tue Mar 07 2017

I clicked through a photo gallery of vandalism at the Waad Hakolel Cemetery, where my great-grandparents, aunts, and uncles are buried. Toppled graves, defaced photos on headstones. Defaced sounds clinical, but here it is an exact word—care was taken to destroy only the faces on the mounted photos. There is no chance that such damage occurred from weather or settling earth. View at huffingtonpost »


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It's Not That Hard: Talking to Children About Gender Identity

Tue Feb 07 2017

I can imagine that our shift towards a more inclusive society has caused more than one parent trepidation in regard to explaining things to their children. I’m sure at least one person has said to themselves, “Hey, I just figured out talking about gay and straight. Now I have to talk about gender identity with an 8-year-old? Impossible.” View at huffingtonpost »


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We the People

Wed Feb 01 2017

We need to find those few places where our views overlap and strengthen those bonds, because we can't move forward without the other side. If we could, we would have won the election. View at huffingtonpost »


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