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The More Things Change

The More Things Change©
Copyright 2015: Annette MacGregor

What happens when a broken down Naval Aviator transitions and goes back to college? Good things we can hope. Learning experiences will abound. Not all encountered will be the ones expected, or maybe they are.

Seven Years

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Seven years... That's about 1/8th of my life I've been a registered member of this community. Wow. (Though, I started reading hear a few months previous, I was one of many "guest readers"...)

I started writing, registered and posted my first attempts at writing here when so encouraged by Karen Page and Angharad. And, wonder of wonders, I discovered I actually enjoyed writing. This was quite a surprise to me as I'd not voluntarily written ANYTHING since '71 when some classmates destroyed a play I wrote. (So, I assumed I couldn't do it... Write that is.)

Bedtime Story - 3

A Bedtime Story — Part 3

By Annette MacGregor

This is a continuation of a story found in Bedtime Story and continued in A Bedtime Story - Part 2. Each part is intended to be able to stand alone, though reading them in sequence may make things easier. I hope you are able to enjoy this continuation of the adventures of this family.

What came before:
Lisa caught her little brother dressing in mommy's slip and some high heels. She convinced him to put them back and then agreed with him that they would have some special time together while mom and dad were out. This happened regularly over the next year or so. She explained this to her sibling. Details can be found in parts 1 and 2, but beyond what's described above it isn't critical to this story..

Road to Myself 30: Mixed News

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Road to Myself - 30: Mixed News
Annette MacGregor

The past few days have not been my best. About the only thing good to say (okay, maybe not only... but, you'll see...) is I lost a few pounds cause I wasn't eating much.

Road to Myself 28: Mythbusters

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Road to Myself - 28: Mythbusters
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I generally enjoy the Mythbuster's TV show... And, I don't know about any of you, but I know I've wondered about some of the things I've read in stories about transitions, hormones and the like. Some of them are repeated over and over in story after story. Other things, I see only now and again.

Road to Myself 27: Lurching Steps

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Road to Myself - 27: Lurching Steps Forward?
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How do we define forward? Is it based on a long term goal? On a short term goal? What's the difference between lurching steps and smooth transitions? Why use terms like this?

Road to Myself 24: Catching Up

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Road to Myself - 24: Catching Up
Annette MacGregor

It's been a while, and a LOT has happened. I even posted another segment in my slowly developing serial. But, that's not the topic of this blog. Life HAS been interesting. Yes, I think that's the right term, interesting.

HRC Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for 2012 (Trans Benefits)

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HRC Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for 2012 (Trans Benefits)
by Annette MacGregor

HRC's published the 2012 edition of the CEI, and I'm happy to see that my employer is finally rated at 100%! :-) It's been 95% for the last several years (the hold up was trans benefits... They had them, but they were provided on a case-by-case basis despite the exclusion in insurance. The exclusion is no longer in the insurance policies and benefits are awesome!).

Can it possibly be?

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Can it possibly be four (4) years ago that I signed up for an account here - so I could start posting my first story (Who Was I - and before any of you go look - it's filled with typos and other related errors). I thank the two ladies who convinced me to start writing and then start posting here.

The Dare

The Dare
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It's not every day you have to prove your self to the other guys... It's even harder, when you're the runt. But, there were times, at the home, where the older boys got it in their heads that some of us had to do something to prove, yet again, that we deserved to hang around with them. Sighing, I knew that today was one of those days and they'd set an awful task. It was even worse than when we'd had to cross the junk yard and not get caught by the dog.

Road to Myself 21: On the Road Again

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Road to Myself - 21: On the Road Again
Annette MacGregor

After only being on the road (with work) three weeks out of fifteen months it seems my luck has changed. All of August (except for the week of Vacation) was spent at a client in Pennsylvania. Now, I find myself commuting to the DC area. Working out of town has it's ups and downs!

HH: Interlude-05

Hayfield Hall: Interlude-05
By: Annette MacGregor & Karen Page

Another mystery is how the students are selected and paired. Part of that process is a selection committee, whose membership includes the headmaster and the support staff. This Interlude doesn't address the entire mystery, but it does show some of the inner workings of the committee.

Road to Myself 16: Silver Lining

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Road to Myself - 16: Silver Lining
Annette MacGregor

Time doesn't stand still. Moving toward a transition, while still with ones family does contribute stresses. Sometimes these stresses can become more than a person can take, when combined with everything else going on.

Road to Myself - 15: A Tail of Two Pastors

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Road to Myself - 15: A Tail of Two Pastors
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Having dinner with not one, but two pastors can be a tad nerve wracking. Now, imagine you're meeting one (who's known you for 20 years) as yourself, for the first time... And then imagine that you're meeting the other for the first time and he will be your pastor as you transition. Can we spell butterflies?

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