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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'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 yesterday at The Crab Chronicles
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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 5 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I spotted what has to be the craziest story about a Bridezilla that I have ever read, the other day. This woman insists that all her wedding guests conform to a dress code, and it's based on what they weigh.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
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I never write about legal topics here on my blog because I am not a lawyer and I wouldn't want anyone to accuse me of trying to give out legal advice. I have a lot of paralegal experience and I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
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I like to cook but I don't like to spend a boatload of time in the kitchen chopping stuff and stressing over some complicated recipe with 500 ingredients. I like fast and easy BUT tasty food. So I have decided... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was thinking today how much my mother and grandmother influenced how I talk, and how often I say things I heard them say. They influenced me in every way, but particularly in regard to my speech patterns and language.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Social media blew up the other day because of the ugly remarks made by a French author named Yann Moix, who said 50 year old women were invisible to him and he was only interested in women much younger --... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Last October, folks voted Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird as America's Best Loved Novel on the final show of PBS' The Great American Read. It is the all-time favorite book of many folks, famous and not so famous. Demi... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
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My mom and I spent a little time yesterday telling my son how much his Grandpa Tony loved Christmas, and how delightfully childlike he was about it. I wish my dad were here, to wear a silly Santa hat and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles