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Invictus

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Recently I re-read the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley. The phrases “I am the master of my fate” and “I am the captain of my soul” have always been part of my lexicon, but it wasn’t until the first time I read this poem that I realized from whence these phrases came. And it wasn’t until almost five years ago that I finally understood what they meant. On December 31 of this year, my sister, Susan, would have been forty-five; but, five years ago, throat cancer became a brain cancer that ultimately led to her death. A few months…

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Family

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My brain has been skittering around to a multitude of topics for this month’s post. Do I address the coffee cup issue? Should I delve in to the recent clarifications made to the doctrine of the LDS church? Is ranting about the onslaught of Christmas prior to the celebration of Thanksgiving the direction I want to go? No to all of those; this month I decided to share with you just a few of my thoughts on the idea of family. When I was around five years old my parents decided they wanted another child. They already had me and…

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Rescue(d) Me!

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Hi All. I’m Luckydawg13 and I am filling in for my mom this month. She is at a family reunion this week and left her Luckychik duties to me. At first I wasn’t sure that you’d be interested in anything I might have to say. But I understand this 30chix thing is all about sharing the realities of our individual lives, and perhaps a canine perspective has some merit. My mom and I have only been a family for a little over a year. Before that I was a street dog, and that was a very scary time. When people…

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“It’s against my religion to suck.”

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When justachik1 first mentioned her idea for this blog I was both intrigued and offended. The idea that I suck at being a woman, at being a human being, was anathema to me. After all, I am my mother’s perfect child. But seriously, I readily admit to being imperfect. By society’s norms, I have spent the majority of my life in an ‘imperfect’ state. The reality is I am a plus-sized woman in a size zero world. I am also a perpetually single woman in a society designed for couples. However, despite my alleged imperfections, I choose to live as…

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