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Good men are in my neighborhood

Every morning I drive the same route to work, which crosses through one of my favorite neighborhoods in Durango. The houses are old and the sidewalks are cracked by roots of trees who have been around since this town was founded. Faded Tibetan prayer flags hang from porches, marking the student rentals. Sunflowers poke their… Continue reading Good men are in my neighborhood

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The Knocked Up Effect

 So, I thought I wasn't going to get this gig due to my being 500+ miles away from Denver, but apparently, they can list any Colorado-based Examiner under Denver. So now I will be writing ANOTHER blog, on top of this one and this one. I also submitted my formal complaint to Head Start this… Continue reading The Knocked Up Effect

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Band Names

I may have mentioned that my dad is a musician. At 55, he's never been lucky enough to hit the big time, but living in a small town, you get to be somewhat of a big fish.  My dad is a mediumfish in Durango. He's like a very eccentric, peace-loving Tuna.  He's also been a character actor of career paths throughout his life, but… Continue reading Band Names

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His Puppet Master

We didn't go to court today. Since the recusal was granted, all further contact with our previous judge was canceled. Now we have to wait for February. We got hit with another helluva blizzard today and my phone was ringing off the hook with parents wondering if we were gonna let school out early. We… Continue reading His Puppet Master

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Red Retaliation

Colorado went blue this year. I should have figured the good ole boys weren't going to just let this one slide. The Republicans lost the presidential election, and what is their natural response?  Go buy guns.  Don't forget Colorado is also home to the NRA. If you click on the website, you can actually order gun-totin' Santa… Continue reading Red Retaliation

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Since my little court drama was first priority (obviously more important than this historic election 😉 ) Here's my short tribute to how amazing and empowered these last 48 hours have been for me. Colorado went blue for the first time in my voting career. In a sea of red states, Colorado and New Mexico joined… Continue reading Blue

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Nazi Hunters unite

I think the psycho rednecks in our state took this one just a little too far. Just a sick reminder that for every granola-eating, backpacking hippie in Colorado, there's a trigger-happy, NRA preaching, Planned Parenthood-attacking, Hummer-driving bigot to negate any positive energy that arises. Living in a battle ground state is kind of scary right… Continue reading Nazi Hunters unite

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Uncle Fester is coming

This week, my office received the news that John McCain would be making a brief stop in our quaint little mountain town of Durango. Where would he hold his rally? Why at the high school of course. I certainly picked a good year to work for a school district eh? Our safety director has been… Continue reading Uncle Fester is coming

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I feel skippy today. You would have never known that 48 hours ago I resembled single mommy roadkill on the bathroom floor. It felt good to be back to work. Everyone was so chipper and happy that I was feeling better, it was kind of nice. LB made her first appearance in the local paper this weekend.… Continue reading Skippy

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Court Lesson One: The Accidental Witness

I actually absorbed  an hour and a half of custody cases this morning. I also got to observe one of the other judges who may be assigned to my case. Still no word on whether my filing fees will be waived, but the clerk said she would bring it to the judge's attention. Eek. Hope that… Continue reading Court Lesson One: The Accidental Witness