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Oh hey. You’re 37!

Wasn’t it just a couple of years ago that we were, you know, 22 or 23?  And yet somehow, here we are. Today, October 17, 2017, you turn 37 and I’m so glad that you were born.  This past year has seen highs and lows, like every year, but there’s no one else I’d rather
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Shingleton Life & Times: Summer Edition

Last week, I went out to dinner with a girlfriend at a chichi upscale eatery here in OKC. It was beautiful weather and the hostess asked if we’d like to sit outside. Why yes, we would, thankssomuch. So we sat and drank iced teas and enjoyed the gorgeous night. The restaurant was packed — and at
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Updates from the hospital & more

It’s been the weirdest week here. I’ve run the gamut of emotions: hope, despair, joy, anger, sadness, numbness. It’s a rollercoaster that, frankly, I would really like to get off of. As for my mom, things remain the same. There were days where we really thought we’d be planning a funeral and then there have
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Hard stuff.

When the phone rings at 4am, it’s never good news. I opened one eye early Friday morning and realized that not only had my phone been buzzing but I’d missed numerous texts from my sister. I stumbled out of bed into the living room and called her immediately. “You need to come to the hospital
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