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Magic II

Sharing a secret happens more often than you would think in the collaborative divorce process, in which we have two folks parting ways. Perhaps they’re parting ways because one of them withheld a secret and now wants to unburden himself.

Magic I

Magic! It permeates my life. It’s why the collaborative divorce process has affected me so deeply. I talk a lot about the fact that my parents were divorced when I was seven and about how my mother loaded us kids into the van and moved us 3000 miles across the country.

The Celebration

I was reading a novel (about a magician) the other day and happened upon an incident in which the hero mentions that he doesn’t really believe in ostentatious ceremonies. His mentor, in celebrating his protégé’s achievement of the rank of magician, responds.


Mine! There’s a fabulous scene in the movie, Finding Nemo when the seagulls are introduced. They’re squabbling, en masse, over what they think is food, and, as they swoop in and try to grab it, they shout “Mine!” “Mine!” “Mine!” “Mine!” As I write this, I can still hear those screaming seagulls in my head, …

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