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About mygreatkid

Mom, daughter, friend, blogger, DC grad.

Our Choices; Our Decisions

So I was watching the great This Is Us last week and the equally great Sterling K. Brown, playing the conflicted and confused Randall, the adopted child in the Family Pearson, said something that really got me thinking. He said, “I think … Continue reading

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A Stranger In a Strange Land

So last time I wrote about hearing for the first time in years a song by the fantastically gifted Sting. It was “An Englishman In New York” and one of its lines had inspired me to realize the peace that … Continue reading

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Be Yourself, No Matter What They Say.

So as I travel around my new location and being unable to find a decent radio station to listen to (oh, WCBS-FM and Scott Shannon, how I miss you!), I’ve taken to listening to my iTunes library on my phone … Continue reading

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Twenty-Five Years

So this time 25 years ago I was in the maternity ward at the late and lamented St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village. My due date for my one and only baby was 2+ weeks past and my wonderful obstetrician … Continue reading

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How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?

So I am reeling this week, overwhelmed by such sadness and anger and fear. My friend of nearly 50 years, the incomparable and irreplaceable Miss Beans, unexpectedly lost her battle – her third battle – with cancer. I can’t seem … Continue reading

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Don’t You Dare Look Back, Just Keep Your Eyes On Me

So the new adventure begins for me soon. The moving van will arrive to pack our belongings and make the long trek across the country. I will pack my puppy and my great kid and my Mary Poppins snow globe … Continue reading

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So Long, Farewell

So I have arrived at that point in my life so beautifully described by Robert Frost in his glorious poem The Road Not Taken. I have come to where two roads diverged in the wood and I have chosen the one … Continue reading

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