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Jan.21.2014
It's only money if you have it.  The same holds true for hair. It seems easier to give when money abounds.  If I'm not worried about paying for groceries or my electricity being shut off, I'm more willing to share, donate, or give money to someone in need. If, however, I hit a point...
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Jan.20.2014
I have only been scared a handful of times in my life.  Of those, I was only terrified once. I've stood up for my family or friends, but I've never moved a mountain, led a cause.  I'm not sure one has presented itself to me.  I'm certain I have never sought one out.  I've never...
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Jan.14.2014
I have never been comfortable with the phrase, "not my problem," but I'm learning. In the past, thinking or saying such a thing seemed harsh, insensitive. Granted, it may not be my problem, but to just blatantly declare my distance felt…mean.  Then I learned this Polish saying and I'm...
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Jan.13.2014
There are basics in everything, even parenting. I read this article today about wardrobe basics.  I'm forever trying to stock my closet so I look like…well, someone super cool.  It never works, and I default to the navy blue T-shirt and jeans just about every day, but it's still a new...
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Jan.11.2014
You know when trees arc over a street and join at the top like interlaced hands?  When they create a canopy and the street turns into a sort of tree tunnel, but with sparkly peek a boo leaves above? I like that. Trees endure, change with the elements or things we humans put in their way....
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Jan.10.2014
I need to be more serious.  Expensive shoe wearing, fine leather bag carrying, author portrait where I'm looking over my shoulder in some way, serious.  A scarf that's not fuzzy with every color in the crayon box is in order or maybe even…lip liner. If I become more serious, play the...
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Jan.09.2014
Remember Dana Carvey's Church Lady? For those of you that are young, Dana Carvey is a comedian.  He was on Saturday Night Live when it was still a very funny show.  His character was a stereotypical…well, church lady.  She was convinced everything was satanic.  It's hard to...
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Jan.07.2014
Another bad review last night. I know I shouldn't read them, good or bad, but this one came out of the gate hot with the title, Great idea, poor execution! Ouch.  This particular review is my least favorite kind because…well, they're wrong and after reading it, I sit there like a muffin...
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Jan.06.2014
Restrooms are private, even in public. I was at Starbucks this morning and as I went to the bathroom, a woman was leaving.  She held the door open and waited for me to enter.  It was a full door hold.  I was polite and said, "Thank you," but it felt super strange. Why are you...
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Jan.05.2014
“He wasn't always a pillar of ice. His warmth and good deeds were repaid with deceit and betrayal until little by little a chill took over.”-Donna Lynn Hope There's cheating and then there's betrayal. On the surface they seem to be the same, but they are not.  Cheating is breaking a rule, a...