Category Archives: Colorado

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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What Does a Kid Know about Marriage … Quite a Bit, Actually.

PFLAG National filed an amicus brief with the Tenth Circuit in the marriage equality appeals.  It filed a similar brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the Prop 8 case.  Their approach is to tell stories of inequality not just … 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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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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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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Through the Years: A First Day Chronology

My last post reflected on my grandmother who passed away on Wednesday of this week.  In the midst of sadness, it is nice to celebrate fresh starts and new beginnings, even if they result in eye rolls from the 12-year-old who … Continue reading

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Observations From a Temporarily Childless Home

We have reached the end of week one of the Divine Miss M’s two-week sleep-away camp.  I can’t help but notice a few strange occurrences. 1.  Even though only 1/3 of our usual residents is missing, food lasts twice as … Continue reading

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Summer Camp Sendoff

So, you know how I was really, really, really ready for the Divine Miss M to go to camp?  You know what will stop a mom in her tracks no matter how far beyond the end of her rope she … Continue reading

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