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THE AUTHENTIC ECLECTIC

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I am not a princess.

I am not the kind to whine.

And yet, the medical care in this part of Florida, combined with my crappy insurance coverage, is driving me to snivel.

I had hope.

I really did.

As a silver lining girl, I am a believer.

I was…

IMPOSTER SYNDROME

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I can lack a filter.

When a thought bubble bursts in my brain, it spills out of my mouth, regardless of my environment.

Thankfully, it’s never negative, just more of a curiosity about human nature.

Imposter Syndrome

Do you ever have imposter syndrome?

He looked at me with confusion and asked what…

The Authentic Eclectic

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Some parenting advice I hope no one follows passed through my eyes, my ears and stabbed me in the heart this morning.

It was about the children.

Your children, my children, and the world’s children.

My eyes were insulted as I read an argument for why we should allow our…

The Authentic Eclectic

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It was 24 hours of heart-racing hell.

I thought the entire year, 2018, was rough for me.

Actually, it was horrible.

Looking back, I had gained custody of my grandson, divorced, spent 10 hours with the FBI, and was asked to donate my kidney.

I wondered how I survived and…

The Authentic Eclectic

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She’d be so pretty if she lost weight.

Have you seen how huge she’s gotten?

Why doesn’t she do something about her weight?

Who will notice her eyes with that big butt in the way?

Sure, she’s nice enough, but she’s so heavy.

For years, I had to endure listening…

DEBUNKING COVID REMEDIES

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Indisputable Facts:

Doctors are brilliant.

If you make the same assertion as a Doctor, you are brilliant, too.

And that is exactly how I feel now.

Brilliant.

Medical Doctors have no issue with physiological discussions, and neither do I, as a simple woman with simple education.

This includes all aspects of our…

The Authentic Eclectic

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I am not a fan of the term “dick pic.”

We can use “penis portrait.”

Either way, we all know what I’m referring to, and it seems to be pretty commonplace these days.

Somehow, now at 57-years-old, I received my first random and anonymous picture of a very proud penis…

The Authentic Eclectic

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Once upon a time, I had all the answers.

I was absolute.

Black and white.

Two plus two equals four.

I was placed for adoption and not aborted.

Being a fan of the adoption process started young for me. By the first grade, I told everyone how I was chosen…

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