Category Archives: Sloane

99 white chips on the wall

 Thanksgiving Facebook status:  “This is what a clean and sober Sloane looks like.  Today I finished my program at CSU.  I am fully detoxed from alcohol and drugs and can honestly say I have no desire to drink or use.  … Continue reading

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Leap of faith

I participate in a daily challenge designed to foster growth in my small business.  Today we acknowledged how thankful we were for the many opportunities afforded to us by our decision to join the It Works Family.  So I shared … Continue reading

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Why I work from home

I despise this dreary, frigid weather.  Not only does it make me lethargic but I also feel somewhat depressed.  I know it’s only temporary and I’m not stuck in a rut.  Being sick makes this situation that much worse.  Yesterday … Continue reading

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Commence OBI

Operation Biological Information shared the initial stages of my journey to discover my birth parents.  Notice the date reads September of last year.  Fifteen months passed with complete radio silence from the State.  It might seem odd that the lack … Continue reading

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Ends and beginnings

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” How’s that for a cliché breakup quote?  Several days ago my significant other and I parted ways.  In an highly atypical move I spoke very little of it on this blog.  … Continue reading

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Beginning of everything

“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her self respect.  And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be.  I love her and … Continue reading

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#BahHumbug

My dear friend Bethany invited me to Highpoint Church with her two weeks ago.  No sooner than I walked through the door did I realize it wasn’t your typical Bible Belt affair– emblazoned on the front of the program handed to … Continue reading

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