Category Archives: Boulder

Decision Day – As it Happened

We knew it was coming, one way or the other. The buzz (and the anxiety) had grown to a palpable level in our community, in our house, between friends and families, kids and adults. Like so many Junes before, opinion … Continue reading

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High School Residue

In the past two days, I’ve toured three different high schools. By this evening’s end, it will be four. By the end of next week, we’ll have attended four more events at those schools. I am drowning in high school … Continue reading

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Repost: Reflections on a Union May 1, 2013

One year ago this morning, it was snowing outside, the ground already covered with a few inches that had fallen overnight, and I was having breakfast at The Buff with my new spouse (technically, ‘party to a civil union’ but *eye-roll*) … Continue reading

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Explaining Inequality to Children

Earlier today I was discussing with another attorney the Utah and Oklahoma Tenth Circuit appeals regarding same-sex marriage. He asked me if it was hard to explain our family to our daughter or Jodi’s role in her life since I’m … Continue reading

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Losing & Winning

Searching for a job is obviously the last level of hell. I once thought it was moving – you know, the perpetual packing and the boxes and the paper and the junk that multiplies even as you’re trying to purge … Continue reading

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These are not the droids you’re looking for …

Recently I’ve begun sending out resumes and applying for new jobs.  Starting a new firm in a place where you don’t know anyone is difficult, to say the least. We’re actually doing pretty well getting our name out there. Our … Continue reading

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Adoption Day! – “Why do you think she’ll be a good parent?”

When this post hits my blog, my family will be in a courtroom where Jodi is officially adopting the Divine Miss M.  She will finally be recognized as a full and equal parent under the law and soon, we’ll all … Continue reading

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Parenting Moments When You Know You Haven’t Totally Screwed This Up

Every now and then in the midst of the everyday and the good and bad parenting moments, you’ll have a moment of parental magic.  Usually the moment has little to do with you and everything to do with your child … Continue reading

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I have found my people!

So, we’re keeping the Artist’s daughter, aptly dubbed the Actress, for a few days while the Artist is out of state.  Luckily, we like the Actress in more than just the obligatory way you sometimes have to like your friend’s … Continue reading

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What I Realized During the Colorado Floods

It rained and it rained and it rained. Then it rained some more.  I suppose Mother Nature had a point to make but whatever it was I think she overdid it.  Being from the Bible Belt, I’m used to tornadoes … Continue reading

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