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Dee Thompson
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 have two guy friends who have lost their fathers very recently and I have been anxiously pondering what to say to them. "Thoughts and prayers" seem inadequate, however heartfelt. What can be said in a note that means anything,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
Two days ago something truly momentous happened. My first novel, Ghosts in the Garden City, was published on Amazon. I have been a writer for many years but a novel was a new challenge. It's available right now on Kindle,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
Years ago there was a movie called 12 Angry Men. I only vaguely remember it but I am betting the men were all over 50. I have observed in my life that most men over fifty, or perhaps sixty, get... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Some of my ancestors came over before the American Revolution and then had to fight to be free of England's tyranny. Because of that, I am not a British subject today, but an American citizen. I was thinking about that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I came across this meme the other day and re-posted it on my Facebook page because it applies to so many people I know: One thing I have learned over the years is how powerful our thoughts are, and how... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
June is Pride month and if you have to ask what that means, you probably don’t have friends or relatives or colleagues who are gay, bi, or trans. I do. I am very happy to see the huge change that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
When I started researching adoption in 2003 I didn't realize I was starting a journey that would produce not just the family I'd always wanted, but also friendships that would sustain me. I had no idea of any of that.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
The 1970's was a decade of tremendous cultural upheaval not only in America but in my life. I am thinking about how growing up during that decade -- I went from age 8 to 18 in the 1970's -- impacted... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I've always considered myself a feminist but not an angry feminist. You won't ever see me running around on the street waving a sign that endorses or condemns anything. I might be in agreement with angry sign wavers but that's... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
All my life, we have bought limes when we bought weekly groceries. My parents liked to drink vodka tonics or gin and tonics, and lime juice really completes those drinks. Or so I'm told. I don't drink. I was thinking... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Mother's Day is always sweeter to me now that I have children, because for the first 41 years of my life I was childless, and I desperately wanted to be a mom. I just couldn't find the right guy and... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I have often shared here how much I love old photos. They seem like time capsules to me. I scanned in the old photo below, that was made probably sometime around 1940, and it evokes a lot of feelings and... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I just realized today that I have not posted in a while and so I thought I'd do a catching-up post. Life has been pretty busy recently, but a good busy. I got a new job! Now, generally speaking I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Every once in a while I have the pleasure of hearing from someone I’ve interviewed and I have a chance to catch up with them. I interviewed my friend Jeff Joslin -- actor/model/director/producer, back in 2013 for a Twenty Questions... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Today marks the 12th anniversary of the day I adopted Michael! It seems like ages ago and it seems like yesterday. Such a happy day for me. I copied below the journal entry for April 3, 2007, the day of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I was talking to a lady the other night who grew up here in Georgia but then moved to Los Angeles for career reasons. I remarked that she didn't have a southern accent and she said "I hope not. I've... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
The latest headlines seem to all be about how the Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin spent a lot of money to ensure their children would go to good colleges. What they did was dishonest. I would call that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Every once in a while I will be looking through a box in the garage and find something I haven't seen in years. When it's a photo, particularly a professionally made photo, I get excited. I love old photographs. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I have been thinking a lot about what makes up a human body. We are in the time of Lent, when we should be thinking about faith, and thinking about how better to honor God. In the Episcopal Eucharist, which... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I did 23andMe genetic testing a few years ago at the same time as I got my son tested, and I reviewed the results with interest, but then left it alone. Mom and my brother recently got tested, and so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I grew up in the suburbs, middle class, the child of a banker father and a SAHM [stay at home mom]. We went to church and Sunday school every week. We went to the beach every summer. I didn't know... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I love comedy that pushes the envelope. I was buying George Carlin albums in the early 1970's when I could save up my allowance. Brilliant guy, and always pushing comedy boundaries. Ditto for Richard Pryor. There are very few topics... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I was watching a House Hunters show this morning while I finished my breakfast and as sometimes happens, the young woman looking for a house annoyed the living daylights out of me. She was a young lawyer who wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Over a year ago I found the Facebook page for Comfort Farms and decided to reach out to Jon Jackson, the man behind Comfort Farms. Jon was an Army ranger and did 6 tours of Iraq and Afghanistan before being... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
My morning routine these days is very different than the routine I have had for most of my adult life. When I was a paralegal, I timed my morning to the nanosecond – showering, fixing breakfast, drinking my tea, dressing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles