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Contrary to Popular Belief, Rarely Giggles

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A few days back, KarenTH sent an e-mail to share an article she had read on (You should go read the article. And if you have twelve minutes, you can listen to the Talk of the Nation Broadcast at the same link.) In a nutshell, an online magazine asked readers to summarize their lives […]

Forgiving Myself x 10 Again

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1. I forgive myself for not being able to lose those final ten pounds. 2. I forgive myself for not reading as much as I used to. 3. I forgive myself for dreaming of a world in which parents allow their kids to be kids. 4. I forgive myself for spending too much money on […]

It’s Super Tuesday.

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“The average man votes below himself; he votes with half a mind or a hundredth part of one. A man ought to vote with the whole of himself, as he worships or gets married. A man ought to vote with his head and heart, his soul and stomach, his eye for faces and his ear […]

Loathing or Something

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I’ve been feeling a bit out of touch. I don’t know if any particular skirt length is out of style right now. I have no idea which cell phone would work best for me. I know nothing about the latest fiction. I know that my camera can do many things, but I can’t tell you […]

Who needs Dane Cook?

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It seems like Meredith (my four year old) is very much in tune with my mood and knows exactly when I need some cheering. Today was definitely one of those days, and she delivered in fine fashion. Me: Meredith, did you have a good day at school today? Meredith: Yes. Me: Did you go outside, […]

I’ve always wanted to be a bit more like the dancing man.

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Embarrassing Confession: When I read the love poem that Sue posted, my first thought was “Pablo Neruda. Oh yeah! Il Postino!” If you name a poet, there’s a 78% chance that I’ve never heard of him or her. It’s not that I’m a hater of poetry, it’s more like: I’m mortifyingly ignorant. With that said, […]

Tipsy has earned his wings.

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Back in March, our Very Nice Old Neighbor Guy died. For the past nine months, I’ve noticed that his flowers aren’t quite as vibrant, his grass isn’t quite as tidy, and his wife isn’t quite as smiley. (She was never very smiley before he died, but now we couple her non-smileyhood with a refusal to […]

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