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Linda Sharp
Internationally recognized author, columnist, event speaker and TV/radio personality.
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Right now, and I mean this very second, I should be snuggled up beside my husband as we wing our way to Atlanta and then onto Barcelona. Instead, I am home alone, and he is alone, winging his way to... Continue reading
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"I am so mad." That was my husband as I got into bed last night. We had each seen the leaked Supreme Court document earlier. "Try being a woman." I snapped back. "Every fucking breath I take is legislated by... Continue reading
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It may have been done in a metal tube at 30,000 feet, but it was the announcement heard round the world. Yesterday, in a ruling by 35 year old Trump appointed federal judge, Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, the federal mask mandate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2022 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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That title above, those words, met my ears only one minute ago while watching another episode of Call The Midwife on Netflix. And in those seven words, I found my way here to type what has been tangled in my brain for a while now. There is so much not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2022 at Transparent Trans Parent
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That title above, those words, met my ears only one minute ago while watching another episode of Call The Midwife on Netflix. And in those seven words, I found my way here to type what has been tangled in my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2022 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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For some time now I have been tossing, turning, struggling, a little lost, a lot lost. Life, family, ups, downs, worries, joys, all of it. Like so many of you also experience, one day still bleeds into the next with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2022 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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I have never been an Oscars aficionado. It's never been a clear-my-schedule, must-see-TV night for me. I follow along on Twitter as awards are handed out and spend some time the following morning perusing the red carpet pics to see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2022 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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We are, without a doubt, the most petulant of societies. If countries were ranked by the maturity levels of their populaces, we would place at the level of toddler-denied-a-handful-of-Goldfish-so-shits-its-pants-during-tantrum. We always knew the idiot contingent existed in this country -... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2022 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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Trainspotting. In its oldest meaning it is a term having to do with, literally, train spotting. Noting distinctive characteristics. In the 80's it bubbled up as a British colloquialism having to do with obsessing over one thing - a sport, an actor, a characteristic. In 1996, a movie by the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2022 at Transparent Trans Parent
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Trainspotting. In its oldest meaning it is a term having to do with, literally, train spotting. Noting distinctive characteristics. In the 80's it bubbled up as a British colloquialism having to do with obsessing over one thing - a sport,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2022 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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Bleach, hydroxychloroquine, light bulbs up the ass, ivermectin, nebulizing iodine and peroxide, overdosing on zinc, salt water sprays, colloidal silver, inhalation of steam, extreme temperature baths, exposure to the color white, mixing cocaine, amphetamines and nicotine, cannabis, CBD oil, chloroform,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2022 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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It started very early Monday morning. Slightly awake in the dark, my throat felt odd when I swallowed. The room was warm, so I just wrote it off to that, that my throat was dry. I drank some water and... Continue reading
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Exactly one year ago, almost to the minute, I sat here listening to the most apt musical descriptor of 2020: This Impossible Year by Panic! At The Disco. As I typed, the lyrics washed over me, bringing the struggles of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2021 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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The past few years have given me a front row seat to watch dear friends, and then my sister, fight for their lives against breast cancer. And it is a fight. From the moment they were each diagnosed, they engaged... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2021 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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As is the case each year, there are always last minute emails that come in. Sometimes it is from someone who just found out about us from a friend, but more often it is from someone in our midst who... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2021 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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It is important to me each year to give you a peek into the emails and messages that result from your generosity. Before I head to bed tonight I just wanted to share a few snippets with you... ~ Thank... Continue reading
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This year has been a hard one. I say that personally, but also acknowledging that this year has been kinder to me than to so very many. Yes, I lost my father, and that grief is still moving through me,... Continue reading
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"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." Most would attribute that line to the late 90s song by Semisonic - Closing Time. In truth, they borrowed it from the Roman philosopher, Seneca. Regardless of its provenance, today it... Continue reading
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As of this morning we have added TEN more children to the DGMS sleigh. The families coming to us this year have young children, children on the way, spectrum children, parents on disability, and very real needs. Your donations will... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2021 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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On November 19, 2021, I joined the collective of people on this planet who have lost a parent. At exactly 6:40pm (yes, I looked immediately at my phone as accuracy was important to him), surrounded by myself, my Mom, my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2021 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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For 20 months now I have kept a running count of the COVID stats. For 20 months I have tried to inform, share the FACTS, dispel the BS. For 20 months I have railed against the willful ignorance and blinding... Continue reading
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With so much declining so rapidly with my father, I am looking for rays of light where I can find them. Elfing has always been, and continues to be, just that. With the initial donations from a week ago, I... Continue reading
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I'm sad. While I had planned on writing today, a kick off for our 13th year of Yes, Virginia efforts, a call with my mother has clouded my merriest of thoughts and jolliest of intentions. I have written about my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2021 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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Last night, before heading to bed, I read an article that shook me to my core. At this point in my life I should know better than to ingest news right before bed, but hey, slow learner. The article described... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2021 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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COVID, self care, coronavirus, antivaxxers, ivermectin, stillwater Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2021 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp