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Tales Of An Educated Debutante

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

Adrian H. Wood, PhD


I Won The Powerball

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
I Won The Powerball

I won the Powerball. No I did not actually and I will not as I am too vain to buy a lottery ticket. After years of poo-pooing the lottery system and a liberal education that brainwashed me into thinking the people who buy lottery tickets are the very same people who should be saving their money. Our children do not yet have tidy college cushions, they each have an account, though with about enough to cover one semester, maybe two at a state institution and 90% was given as birthda ..

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Grace Defined

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Grace Defined

A Brother Lost: A Sister's Journey Grace Defined The First Chapter Of course I did not know. The gifted opportunity for breathing, space and time in the face of reality, so much pain that God made sure to shield me. Grace defined in its very nature. I quite remember the seconds that lapsed as I was instructed on the definition of grace by a far away Christian woman on a Bible study television screen. She said in not so many words that grace was when God protected us f ..

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Wardrobe Of A Stay At Home Mother

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Wardrobe Of A Stay At Home Mother

I have a love hate relationship with my exercise wardrobe (Ie. a random mix of Nordstrom rack and TJMax running/ tennis apparel- neither of which are sports that I actually participate in willingly). They are a constant reminder that I should be exercising when I am not which is usually. They also are a visual cue to the outside world that I am unable to shower and get dressed if I need to leave the house (when I look at all presentable I am asked repeatedly where I am going- presen ..

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He Still Cannot Talk

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
He Still Cannot Talk

He still can not talk. Wow. Talk about a flag that I need to go ahead and raise or rather, throw out my car window while speeding along the lonely highway 17 in eastern North Carolina. As soon as I think I am doing pretty well, I take another hit. Not from anyone in particular, mind you, but my own psyche that loves to play tricks on me and the devil who believes he is the ultimate mastermind and just uses the same old tricks which have been found to be effective for each of us ac ..

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Ode To The January Gym Membership

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Ode To The January Gym Membership

...Please no judging. Yes, I admit it. I have joined our small town gym yet again. So predictable and just downright embarrassing. I'm so ashamed of this joining that I have been engaged in my own mental warfare as I figure out how to go and yet not be seen, as hate to be known as one of the "new year resolution types" which unfortunately is exactly what I am. I would like to mention though that a friend shared her truth with me when I sheepishly brought up going to the gym, again. In  ..

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My Perfect Husband

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
My Perfect Husband

The Southern husbands that I have witnessed and harbor great evil thoughts towards have opinions related to women that I find incredibly narcissistic. No, these opinions are not centered around what the liberal women of today may strive for, such as equality in the work place or leading nations. These feelings are much more soundly founded on the musings of seemingly innocent Southern husbands on a few very disturbing topics: medicine during childbirth, breastfeeding, and well, nothin ..

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Childish Questions

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Childish Questions

Refrain from Childish Questions.... When are you going to have children? How many children are you going to have? Haven't you had that baby yet? In the land of the sweet south, there is no anonymity, a verbose lack of privacy and a fervent belief that one must espouse immediately any puddly thought that has come to the surface of the brain or tip of thou tongue. Of particular interest is the topic of children. How vast are the ways to offend an unsuspecting soul when it c ..

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I Surrender

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
I Surrender

Waving a white flag does not always signal defeat. For me, it is a showing of bravery and admission of human weakness. We all suffer with weakness, though some are better than others at hiding it or better yet, disguising it. If we choose to play this game of cat and mouse then we are offering up a distorted view of ourselves to the outside world, especially to those friends and family members that may emulate this false behavior. On the surface my house is usually straight/organized. Ha. If ..

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Elephant In The Room

Sunday, December 27, 2015 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Elephant In The Room

Satire meets truth, faith meets irony, despair meets joy, and this over educated debutante escapes the laundry and finds true meaning. Again, wit meets stereotype. Guilt and shame will not overpower my need for personal transparency and the freedom that comes with it. Without mystery, we leave nothing to the imagination and offer up a white flag that comes in the form of brutal honesty, immeasurable seamless faith and hope, a sea of tears from both heartache and silly joy. I think ..

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Health Insurance Limitations

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Health Insurance Limitations

Health Insurance Limitations: The Irony of Medicaid It seemed appropriate to post my first essay on a topic that is currently plaguing our family. Health insurance. We signed up for our insurance next year and guess how much???? $2650 per month. Same exact coverage was $800 a few years ago (yes, we now have four children). Something is not working and on top of that, we purchase the BCBS platinum plan. Amos our special needs two year old is allowed to receive thirty speech a ..

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