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Someone recently asked me when I decided I wanted to be a lawyer …

The question prompted me to ask myself “why” did I want to become a lawyer? And I went back over my life to see if I could find out when and why … and I discovered something about myself that I suppose I always knew, but never pieced together completely. When: I was in the 8th Grade, living again in Grant Heights, Japan. I had a friend who lived down the street from me. I have only two memories that stand out with this friend. She and I went trick-or-treating together one Halloween, both dressed up in “Go-Go” dancers, with white plastic boots and mini skirts. [Looking back, I’m sure my skirt wasn’t that “mini” because my adoptive parents had a relatively strict dress code.] And she and I ta

I Like You Thiiiiiiiiiiis Much!

I've been married over 30 years to my husband. In that time, we hardly ever say "I love you" to each other ... but we do say "I like you Thiiiiiiiiiiiiis Much!" countless times while opening our arms wide open, straining to open them farther. Sometimes one of us will ask, "do you like me?"; the other will say "yes." Then the next question is "how much?" The one answering "yes" will then stretch our arms as far as possible and say, "thiiiiiiiiis much." Writing this even makes me giggle. I like my husband a lot. I like hanging out with him. We work and play together. I like sitting quietly with him. I like talking to him. I like traveling with him. I like doing nothing with him. I like sports

I love my life and lifestyle but it wasn't always this way ... 


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