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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


Be the One

Sunday, May 14, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (1)
Be the One

Be the one that goes under because she knows wet hair is a small price to pay for rapturous giggles. Be the one that looks for snakes under rocks and flings her bathing suit clad self on the slip and slide as she hopes for survival because she is making memories. Be the one that knows the most precious gifts are made from scraps of paper, dabs of glue, sprinkled glitter and a kind heart because those are the ones you will tuck away so as to remember. Be the one that eats fr ..

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On Being Busy

Thursday, May 11, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
On Being Busy

Busy. How often do we hear ourselves say that word and yet, it annoys us too? We are all quite busy and most of us know that we are busy and yet, we feel a need to echo the thought that feels such a weight on our shoulders. Busy, being busy, staying busy, it's a busy time, a busy year, a busy Spring, we're so busy...I'm sick of it. I'm sick of busy, talking about it, hearing about it and mostly, living it. It's not what I had envisioned as a mother. I knew little people would take lots  ..

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Who Are You?

Thursday, May 04, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Who Are You?

Each day you're unfolding before my eyes and though I earnestly try to take note, I can't keep up with your burgeoning soul. Each day you surprise me in some fashion, a kind word to your nearest brother or an offer to help the mother whose hands are full of siblings. Each day your stories give me glimpses into a world of which I am becoming an outlier. Each day you say good morning even though your mouth has yet to smile. Each day your hair deepens in color, once gold ..

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The Suit

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
The Suit

It was a surprise for me. The suit, I mean. I had stayed home with the little three all afternoon and everyone else was out galavanting. Daddy needed some work clothes and my parents, who love an adventure, hauled him and Little T to a clothing store in a slightly sketchy Miami neighborhood. They texted me photos all afternoon, my oldest son had spotted a hummer limousine and was allowed a peek inside. They looked at cars, shopped, had ice cream and investigated the monorail or sky trai ..

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Threesome

Monday, April 24, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Threesome

These three are thick as thieves and fight like Hell. Have there been any siblings that defied that law of gravity? I'm sure somewhere, but not in our house. My brother and I were were nearly five years apart and though we squabbled, we didn't run in the same groups or long for the same types of things. Three children in three years has been a far different ballgame than the childhood I remember. They do have Amos, a younger sibling by four years and though he roams parallel with them,  ..

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Introduction

Monday, April 24, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Introduction

Hey! I'm going to introduce myself because many of you are new here and I want to explain a bit about where you have landed. On the page of a girl who lives in a small town called Edenton in NC. Yes, it's been over a year since I picked up a pen after twenty years. Why? Well, the short of it is, I was hiding. Worry and fear had ruled me too long and as I pondered the future, I made a choice. Choose joy, seek light, find good in the teeny little things in life and you shall be happy. ..

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Lessons From My Father

Saturday, April 22, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (4)
Lessons From My Father

1. Never throw away money. Cleaning out my car meant my teenage self threw away a few pennies stricken with drink holder sludge. His riot act of truth did not fall on deaf ears. 2. Your health is all you have. I guess this means that life itself can not be purchased and no matter your background or resources, your health is a gift of which to be thankful for each and every day. 3. Your brother is your best friend. I weep with the loss of joy of having him today. He  ..

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The Girl in the Bikini

Friday, April 21, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (2)
The Girl in the Bikini

She's my only daughter and as much like me as anyone I've ever known, the girl in the bikini. She's a breath of fresh air amidst the boys she proudly calls brothers and fiercely adores, the girl in the bikini. She's the one that remembers my birthday and cards and making cupcakes with candles and brown icing, the girl in the bikini. She is so very kind, a trait that hasn't come easily for me, and so I learn from the best, the girl in the bikini. She's not too big  ..

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Say No to Social Media for Your Tween

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (1)
Say No to Social Media for Your Tween

I'm sure there are responsible kids out there and truthfully, I'd like to think there are a few living in my house, but I'm not taking any chances. I remember curiosity led me to the bad books hidden in the library, introduction to sex by Judy Blume. Truthfully, that was even a bit much for a twelve year old and so, I wonder about life in the day of this thing called social media. Not just social media, but the internet at large and I worry not just for the kids looking for illic ..

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Stop the Judging

Monday, April 17, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (2)
Stop the Judging

I've had it. I've just had it. What is the world coming to and who are all these perfect parents? Come out, come out, wherever you are. I want to talk to you and I mean business. The latest incident beckoning the judgers was a terrible tragedy for a NC family visiting a restaurant in Atlanta. I don't know about you, but I want folks to know that NC protects our own, empathetic and loving always. This HB2 nonsense has given us enough of a bad rap and I'm unwilling to sit by and let us st ..

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