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A New Year

I got cancer, you know. I thought ‘I might die of this’, so I decided I’m going to eat that chocolate cake. But I didn’t die, so now I have to lose 25 pounds. -My Aunt Laura  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I celebrated with family and friends over many meals and presents and conversations. Did I ever tell you that one side of my family is so large that we have to rent a school to…

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Family Photos at Home

It started last year–through some rabbit trail of clicks–I was following Milwaukee photographer, Hannah Toldt. Over time, I noticed that she and I had some mutual friends and I figured it would be cool to know her in real life, so I messaged her to see if we could take a crack at getting to know each other. Hannah agreed and we met for coffee. We talked for a couple of hours, which is pretty unusual for two complete strangers…

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Introducing a sticky life.

“Life is over easy. Everybody’s shell cracked.” -KB So I have this shiny new website. I decided to launch TheStickyLife.com today because this is a very special day. Today, we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Luciana’s adoption. Adoption was never one of those things I thought much about, until one day someone mentioned that there are more kids in foster care in Milwaukee than there are families to take them. I never did verify if that statistic was accurate or…

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Behind the Curtain: Reflections on 2016

The word that came to mind at the beginning on 2016 was Diligence, probably because I lack that quality in nearly every area of my life. I am a person who can find a way to shortcut, divert, distract, never begin, procrastinate or just quit when circumstances become too hard, too involved, too long or complicated. I may begin painting a bedroom and then decide to rearrange all the contents of my kitchen, leaving the room half painted for the next…

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