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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


An Unlikely Friendship

Sunday, January 31, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
An Unlikely Friendship

I saw him from my vista at the top of the escalator. Clutching Blair's hand and balancing a stroller minus Amos who was wriggling in my arms. As we approached the baggage claim area, I noticed several men with carts and the first approached me and I kindly said no thank you. After all, I had the three bigger kids who liked to help haul luggage off the moving carousel. We were in no hurry as Thomas had gone to get the car, and Raleigh is not the type of place one has to micromanage b ..

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To Tease Or Not To Tease

Friday, January 15, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
To Tease Or Not To Tease

The poor nurse. Mother of 7 children. The target of a practical joke by one of her sons and I think we all felt a jolt of sadness for her and revenge for that ill thinking child, a son nonetheless. I had seen the headlines in my newsfeed throughout the day yesterday and heard David Muir congratulate this hard working single mother of an over abundance of children with this well-deserved windfall. Nope, all a sham. Now just for a minute let us give the son the benefit of the dou ..

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Thank You

Saturday, January 02, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Thank You

This year, I took a grand leap and it has been the kindest thing I have ever gifted myself. Thank you. This year, I realized that the walls were closing in and I could tread water no longer and so, I gambled and rose to the surface though I was so scared of what I may find. Thank you. This year, I spilled my guts for all the world to see and for the most part, its' eyes welcomed my bittersweet truth. Thank you. This year, I fetched the part of my soul that longs for t ..

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My Pick A Path Life

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
My Pick A Path Life

Don't we wish, don't we all wish sometimes that life could be predictable, planned and just follow the path we created or chose? What would that even be like? Life certainly would be easier if we got what we wanted, right? I'm not sure. I do think in the shallowness of my soul that if my life could emulate an old school "pick a path" book, things would surely be much better. Simple even. How I loved my "pick a path" books! Obviously not for the choosing portion as that is alrea ..

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Dear Mr. President

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President, I wish you had been here this morning when my oldest son cried because his sister got the cinnamon roll he wanted. I wish you could have heard him yell at his younger brother to get his own milk. I wish you could have seen his pure joy just minutes before when I whispered I had made cinnamon rolls just for him, his excitement and loving touch when he gathered his two year old brother into his arms and made sure to get the blankie that follows us everywhere.  ..

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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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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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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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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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