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Dee Thompson
Atlanta
I love to write, cook, and laugh.
Interests: adoption, watching hgtv and the food channel whenever possible, cooking, movies, reading, writing, all things russian, exploring psychic phenomenon, making my friends laugh
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I enjoyed reading Frank Bruni's piece in the New York Times about Jenna and Barbara Bush, the twin daughters of former President Bush. They have written a joint memoir which was published last fall, Sisters First: Stories from our Wild... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at The Crab Chronicles
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As so often happens on Sundays, when life has slowed down a bit, I ponder how I can live my life in a better, more productive and fulfilling way. There's the outer life, which is always busy, and the inner... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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April 3, 2007 was a magical day in my life. It was a Tuesday, like today. I was in Kazakhstan. There was snow everywhere, and the streets were a mess. I had been in Kazakhstan since early March, going to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was always a broccoli hater, all my life. The smell of it cooking would cause me to shriek and yowl and turn into a teetotal beeyotch, from the beginning of my life. For many years, my mother wouldn't make... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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Not a fun day yesterday, but the surgery went well and Michael is on the road to recovery. I wanted to have the surgery done in the Tucker office but they could get it done quicker if we agreed to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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Well, life can take mysterious turns sometimes. I thought things were moving pretty well in my life, and then got hit with the news that my son Michael, who is 21, has to have 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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It's been a while since I posted on here, but I was waiting so I could share some exciting news. Lots going on in my world, most of it good! As I wrote about back in January, I am passionately... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
I forwarded your comment to Davis, Sandy.
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I had never heard of Fort Buffington until late 2016 when I encountered a local man named Larry Vogt, who although not a native Georgian has made it his mission to locate the remains of the fort, which is not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I am very blessed to live in a nice, quiet, middle class suburban area of Atlanta, just ITP [inside the perimeter]. I have lived here since 2005, when Mom sold her house in Augusta and I moved out of my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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When I worked full time and had to come home and help kids with homework and get a meal on the table and do housework and try to find 5 minutes to myself (which is a typical weekday evening for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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Have you ever talked to a friend and thought wow, I would HATE to have her life! I had that experience last night. I had a phone chat with a friend I haven't seen or spoken to in many months,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
Your first question is perplexing. I have never asked for any entitlements because there are none, not in America anyway. Truly, no person with a limb difference needs any "tax education and other social services" unless they are actually unable to work because of the limb difference. My son has never asked for or received any such benefits, nor will he ever. One missing hand does not qualify him for anything like that, except a 501 for education. He had a 501 plan in school, but it was never needed. It said he might need more time on tests or getting dressed after PE. He prided himself on never needing it and didn't want it, but I got it put in place simply as a precaution. There was nothing financial about it. Since he has finished school he gets nothing monetarily related to his limb difference. No social services -- because he doesn't need them. No disability payments -- because he doesn't need that. You should do a little research before you make such an ill-informed accusation. / I tried to email you privately but the email was returned saying the email account does not exist. Nice.
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I have a young friend in England who is raising his son who has one hand, like my son Michael. We were Facebook chatting this morning and he told me something that makes me FURIOUS. He told me his 10... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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Ever since I wrote my blog about Comfort Farms I have been pondering what makes gardening such a healing experience. I wanted to share a few thoughts about that. I also think that it's time to start some seeds. It's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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When I was 16 years old I was asked to cut the wedding cake at my cousin’s wedding, and I realized when I saw the lovely multi-tiered cake that I was not up to the challenge. I did my best.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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When I was in 6th grade I won Honorable Mention or something like that in the Social Studies Fair with a poster I made called City of the Future. Basically, I envisioned that everyone would live in apartments on top... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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Life is pretty quiet and calm right now, knock wood. Car runs. We have money in the bank. Mom and Michael are fine. I am fine. Lola is a hot mess but basically fine. My old house always has something... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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About 6 months ago, I was watching Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel. I love his programs Bizarre Foods and Delicious Destinations. The show that day was about Andrew going around Georgia eating regional and local foods, I think, but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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Snow is very rare here. Although we got less than in inch of snow last night, all the schools in the metro area are closed, and everyone is staying home. The road in front of my house is clearing off... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
I love pork ribs but I stopped cooking them because cleaning up all that fat was just gross. You need a little fat or the meat isn't flavorful, but too much and it's yucko. You can always get super lean meat and add in some olive oil, which might be a good solution since you're replacing really bad fat with good fat..
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2018 on Cooking Beef at The Crab Chronicles
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All my life I have had a love/hate relationship with beef. There are some ways to fix it that I love (a juicy hamburger) and some ways I hate (most pot roast). My mother loves beef. It goes back to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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One role I never thought I'd find myself in at any point in my life is the role of caretaker, and yet that is my role now, in relation to my mother Elva Hasty Thompson, who turned 84 last Sunday.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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We have had a very festive, laid back Christmas, with just Bruce visiting. Bruce drove in from Columbia late Saturday afternoon and was able to stay until mid afternoon today. He brought a beef tenderloin and fixed it last night... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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I like to watch a show called Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, on PBS. I am always fascinated by the ancestors of any celebrity, even celebs I have never heard of before -- by the end of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles