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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


What Drives a Parent to Cheat?

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
What Drives a Parent to Cheat?

Thirty-three parents have been arrested in the largest college admissions scandal on record. The ultra wealthy including CEOs, celebrities, business leaders were charged with college coaches and William Singer, founder of “The Key.” According to the Key’s website, there are four principles: Coaching for the game of life, finding the right fit college, creating a personal brand, and beating the odds. Quite accurate, but in a way no one could have guessed. The investigation incl ..

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No Ulterior Motives

Thursday, February 28, 2019 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
No Ulterior Motives

In response to those criticizing me for ulterior motives like fame, fortune and seeking to be the next Berkeley County Superintendent. This has never been my story. When Amber Pack shared the recording of children being terribly abused, the story should have ended. Instead, nothing happened. Three teachers were left in the classroom to further abuse nonverbal children just like my Amos. The system that is in place to protect them, swept it under the rug. If she had not bravely ..

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Not Perfect, But Perfect In Imperfection

Sunday, January 06, 2019 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Not Perfect, But Perfect In Imperfection

I sit, this morning, in a noisy port. The chill of the morning is unfamiliar after days of warm sun. My family, at least most of them, are asleep. In one hour, we are to have eaten and be off the ship. I never was one for promptness. After four days of nothingness, I am content. No checking email and even bigger for me, no writing. I promised. Promised them, though not aloud, that I would ride the seas in the moments they occurred. And, I did. From my middle son, I  ..

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Friendship Is Built On The Simplest Of Things

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Friendship Is Built On The Simplest Of Things

I’m not the greatest friend in the world. But, boy, do I love those who I call my very own. I don’t tell them often enough, though I have taken to saying,”I love you,” when I get off the phone. If you don’t love a friend, then who do you love? This old wood table is far from home for me, yet friends aren’t always within county lines. Two people that I absolutely adore. I met the one on the left at the beach. We were just a couple moms, toting very small children, an ..

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Dear NC General Assembly and NC Superintendent Mark Johnson

Tuesday, January 01, 2019 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Dear NC General Assembly and NC Superintendent Mark Johnson

It’s a new year and you’ve got work to do. 1. Work together for NC. I adore a team, but y’all resemble power hungry vultures on a rural eastern NC highway. 2. Bring back Kindergarten. Research clearly shows that play fosters long term academic success, yet you have turned our earliest classrooms into sweat factories. 3. Scrap Read to Achieve. Senator Phil Berger (https://www.facebook.com/SenatorBerger/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARAt0nq7kSkUQJMW2VL73dNLZZrfZZS56HC42eG6uBc81r ..

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New Year's Resolutions

Tuesday, January 01, 2019 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
New Year's Resolutions

Perhaps out of the box, but humor me. 1. Make a list of ten things your heart longs for and expect that they will happen. 2. Go away for a three day weekend with friends, even if it means pulling out a credit card and begging folks to help with your kids. 3. Make yourself call a family member once a month that you don't speak to all that often and at the end of the year, acknowledge the difference it has made. 4. Do NOT vow to lose weight or exercise. Instead, think of  ..

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This Year

Monday, December 31, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
This Year

I’m going to put on running shoes and sweat. I’m going to write, every day, and finish my first book. I’m going to start my first book. I’m going to not be in such a damn hurry. I’m going to notice cute naked fannies and not stress about potty training. I’m going to tickle more and yell less. I’m going to call my mom every day and my dad, too. I’m going to spend less than $400 a month on going out to eat/takeaway. I’m going to set the table. I’m going to actually fo ..

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Ten Reasons Middle Schoolers Don't Need Social Media

Sunday, December 30, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Ten Reasons Middle Schoolers Don't Need Social Media

1. Social media was not designed for children. A tween's underdeveloped frontal cortex can’t manage the distraction nor the temptations that come with social media use. 2. You can not teach the maturity that social media requires. I hear parents say that they want to teach their child to use social media appropriately, but their midbrains are not developed yet. Like trying to make clothes fit that are way too big, children will use social media inappropriately until they are ol ..

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Top Ten Secrets for Flying with Children

Friday, December 28, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Top Ten Secrets for Flying with Children

1. You must never ever act like you know how to break down a stroller. The bigger the better, as easier to convince the security person that you require a "self-check."This is a non advertised service by the TSA. A stern faced agent walks your stroller through a gate and uses a hand held scanner. That may be my best secret. 2. Airplane flights are not the time to get pious about electronics. Nope, wear blinders and valiantly ignore the children reading or playing cards, singing toge ..

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The Christmas Hangover

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
The Christmas Hangover

Ahhhh, for those of you who left your homes neat and tidy last night, maybe even exercised and had a shower, carved out some time for a few thank you notes- I am not your people, so keep stirring the wassail. For those of you who feel like you’ve been hit by a semi, while drunk, on a desolate highway, and then came to, realizing a band of naughty elves had ransacked your house (also drunk), and you wonder at what point your life became a total shit show? Well, you are home. Let ..

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