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Tina L Porter

My Dad, The FBI, and me

Family, Parenting, Race No Comment

He was the kind of outspoken man who wrote letters to the President and his representatives and stood up to the policies that criminalized blackness. … He was the kind of man who would have a file with the FBI under Hoover. 

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Tina L Porter

Wanting More for Their Advent Calendars (and world)

Family, Gender, Grace, Joy, Love, Parenting No Comment

it made me think of those little advent stockings and the treats we stuffed into them. It made me think of all the intangibles I would rather put in my daughters’ lives, not just for a day, but forever. So here is my advent list for my daughters:

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Tina L Porter

Dear Senators Murkowski and Collins: Thank You!

Depression, Family, Parenting No Comment

I’ve tried to tell my Senator, Todd Young, what the ACA has done for my family, but he’s not interested in listening to constituents that don’t agree with him. As one public figure might say, SAD! But I also know from friends who are solely self-employed that the ACA is not perfect. Premiums are too high because of the complete coverage offered. I get that. I understand that. I understand that the ACA is not perfect.

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Tina L Porter

Here in the Middle Book Event

Family, Parenting No Comment

Oh, I’m super excited. Next Saturday, I’ll be joining some of the other authors in the Chicago-land area for an author meet-and-greet/book signing for Here In The Middle. If you are in the area, join us (details, below). If you can’t make it, here’s a slide show to share some of the people in the […]

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Tina L Porter

In the Middle

Family, Grace, Love, Parenting 2 Comments

Today is the day! Release day for an anthology of essays written by some really thoughtful writers and compiled by excellent editors. Here in the Middle is a collection of stories about what has sometimes been called the “Sandwich generation.” But it isn’t really about a generation, it’s about a time in life when mothers and fathers […]

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Tina L Porter

92. Pad See Ew and You

Family, Grace, Parenting, Poetry No Comment

Thai food is a treat almost as much as seeing you, my love, my baby, my friend. How lovely to look up from my noodles that slap my face and soil my shirt to see you there, looking back at me. Precious, rare, sweet and spicy– pad see ew and you.

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Tina L Porter
Tina L Porter

6. You Grew Up

100 days of poetry, Parenting, Poetry No Comment
6. You Grew Up

I remember my mom telling me when I was little and the others were at school She would lie down on the couch with me on top of her and we would nap. Today, I was on the couch with a big orange cat on me his weight evenly distributed across my chest and belly […]

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Tina L Porter
Tina L Porter

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