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Tales Of An Educated Debutante

on life, loss and the joy that rules the day.


 
 
 
 
 




 
The future is far away and scary, but today is lovely.

Adrian H. Wood, PhD


His is the Face

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
His is the Face

His is the face the face of a boy just half past four years old the face of my youngest child the face of the son I never dreamt of having the face of autism and extra special needs the face of a child who loves big the face of the one who has shown me that life has a way of surprising us the face of a little brother named Amos who is quite delighted in his ability to flip a light switch Oh, his is the most beautiful face. ..

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The Senior Walk

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
The Senior Walk

A tradition in our small town. Late May, the seniors try on their caps and gowns for the first time and then, they take a walk through their old stomping grounds White Oak Elementary. DF Walker Elementary. Chowan Middle. My own four children are dispersed between those three schools and they came home, eager to share who they had seen and the high fives that had been dispersed. One hundred and forty three shining faces, young men and women, who have been raised  ..

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Bishop Curry

Sunday, May 20, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Bishop Curry

We expected tradition. Stiff British upper lips. Fascinators. We did not expect to be taken to church. But I’ll be damned if The Most Reverend Michael Curry, the first African-American Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, didn’t take us right there. His sermon quoted from St. Paul and Martin Luther King, Jr., and centered around the redemptive qualities of simple, selfless love. The love between Harry and Meghan, the love Jesus had for the world and the power ..

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This Woman

Saturday, May 12, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
This Woman

Oh, this woman illustrates grace and strength in the path of adversity, kindness in the path of righteousness, joy in the path of heartbreak and love as the path that guides her journey. I’m so thankful to follow behind her. Much love to you, Mama. Adrian & Adam ..

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Happy Birthday Daddy

Friday, May 11, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Happy Birthday Daddy

Adrian Thorpe Harrold A moment ago a baby but now much stronger How I wish it could have taken longer A toddler with a blankie and then new math Childhood lights your own path Don't forget those who loves you and were left behind No matter what, you'll always shine At any early age you knew strife Let them be a milestone for your life Now, don't look back but forward to the sky Lift your head and countenance high The future is bright and cle ..

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September vs. May

Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
September vs. May

1. Plans to accomplish a mountain of tasks vs. hyper-focusing on the release of my scamps. 2. Adherence to a strict schedule vs. binge watching Downton Abbey. 3. Grocery shopping vs. marveling at the non-perishables available at Roses. 4. Meal planning and cooking vs. takeout rotation between MacDonalds and Shun Xing. 5. The world is my oyster vs. I wish I had a fry daddy to cook up some oysters. 6. A nice break from alcohol vs. rum punch sounds perfectly respectable for ..

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