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I scared him. Houghton found me curled up in my office at almost six tonight. I could tell by the look in his brown eyes that I had worried him. “I’m ok, Houghton. Just took a nap after last night.” “I’ve been texting you for fifteen minutes.” “Don’t you think it’s a bit ridiculous that …

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My father turns sixty today, and for a man of six decades I think he looks pretty good. I watched him laugh and talk with his friends and our family, but I saw the sadness. He misses my mother. I have no doubt about that. They loved each other so much. Carrie and Sebastian and …

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I’m beginning to think I’m spending far too much time in front of this screen lately. I’m making progress on Jude and Hughes’ story. (Check out the next few chapters here!), But I’m starting to stiffen up after too many hours at it. There’s always speech-to-text software, but to be honest, talking out my stories …

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BRYNNA IS being particularly Brynna this morning. I try to remind myself that she doesn’t intend to be annoying, but…she’s twenty-five now. I’ve had twenty-five years to get used to it. So far I haven’t. Still, she looks seriously cute today. She’ll make me an aunt again in less than fourteen weeks. She’s wearing one of …

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Well, I did it. I went with her to the therapy group. No surprise, it was me, Jilly, Ari…Lacy and Gabby. Brynna hadn’t wanted to go. Therapy terrifies Brynna, especially after a bad experience she’d had as a kid with a behavioral therapist who hadn’t fully understood Asperger’s. So it was just the five of …

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