Author Archives: Mindi Finch

About Mindi Finch

Living with Magnificence. Kicking Childhood Cancer's Ass.

Leah Still Reminds Us What A Bullshit Deal Childhood Cancer Is

Stop scrolling. Right now. Read this short, sharp, poignant, honest, and powerful piece. ‚̧ #GoldMatters http://deadspin.com/leah-still-reminds-us-what-a-bullshit-deal-childhood-ca-1655775107?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

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Gregory did a little somethin’, somethin’.

The OffSpring and I recently went on a whirlwind 3+ week RV trip with my parents. We left Spokane, Washington and headed to Yellowstone, Devils Tower, Mount Rushmore, Denver, Colorado, and all points between. While in Denver, we took an … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Guest

All right. All right! ALL RIGHT! Universe, I hear you. I am angry. Are you happy? Oh, anger. I don’t like you. I don’t want to acknowledge you, I don’t want you to be part of my spirit, I don’t … Continue reading

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Follow The Program

We are fortunate in our area to have a public Montessori school. Two, actually. For the past 26 years, our program has been split between two general education schools across town. As a program we have been trying to grow … Continue reading

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What right do I have?

Not long ago I read a phrase that deeply resonated with how I have been feeling, as of late. I can’t remember the exact source and I did not make note of it, so I must paraphrase. It was on … Continue reading

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Absolutely True Diary of a Bald Momma

I’ve been quite reluctant to share my last essay for my English Composition course. As a class, we read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, which was our inspiration for an Absolutely True Diary of … Continue reading

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Not Just The Military

Synchronicity¬†has a very strange sense of humor. For my second essay in my English Comp class, we were to write a research paper, inspired by a poem. My inspiration turned out to be on the topic of PTSD in parents … Continue reading

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