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Sep.05.2011
Soft skin, chubby cheeks, a constant smile: babies have irresistible qualities. They are completely trusting and rely on adults to care for them. Perhaps that smiling face puts adults at ease. Maybe their multifarious needs give adults a purpose. Whatever the reason, adults treat babies...
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Mar.20.2010
 Good Evening. I called your office twice this last week and received an email from you earlier. I read the entire email and appreciate you returning my calls via email. Unfortunately, I disagree with you on many points. A few from your email: "By ridding our health care system of unscrupulous...
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Feb.16.2010
Because I procrastinate, I waited until today to pay my credit card that was due today.   I try to log in online to make the payment, to which I receive a message that my social security number is incorrect. I call the company, because I do not want a late fee, and speak to a man for about 10...
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Jan.22.2010
Arianna Huffington (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/sleep-challenge-2010-i-...) has a sleep challenge for women. Her logic is that women have accomplished so much thay we could accomplish more if we are well rested. I read her opening blog for the series that women should...
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Jan.13.2010
  well... i met you when you were 14 you didn't seem quite 14 you know, you are the age now i was when i met you anyway... you did not seem to like all the stuff going on around you and you didn't participate in it. you were in that crazy class with all those loud boys, remember? you just...
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Nov.17.2009
The empathy I have always felt for characters scares me. I perhaps identify with imaginative people too much.  Laura Ingalls Wilder struck me as a young girl. I recall crying because Mary went blind and Nellie Olson taunted everyone. Later, it was Charlotte Doyle, the Goosebump characters, and the...
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Sep.18.2009
"Forgiveness is for yourself, not the injuring party," Aunt B always says. But if I forgive, does that mean a relationship, whether distant or close, must form? I want no relationship but I do want my thoughts void of her. If I forgive, will that happen?   It should be easy to forgive the...
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Aug.26.2009
This cusp that I approach tonight receives more hype from family and friends than from me. When I signed up for Red Room, I laughed as I read the bios of the directors, as they are all 29. I really was 29! I still am, for about another hour and a half. Thinking back 10 years ago, I can remember my...
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Aug.19.2009
SRP
My southern mother had several rules for me. And by several, I mean several dozens. Among my favorites, which I will never pass over to my daughter: eat before you go on a dinner date, always curl your hair, wash your hair twice so it shines more, wear high heels and pantyhose as often as possible...
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Aug.03.2009
Word of the day sent me today's word-'Hauteur.' I am adding this to my daily vocabulary. I know someone whose mean attitude, nasty disposition, and overall ignorance can better be described as hauteur.
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Jul.27.2009
Vegetables
Chicago passed the nation's first green food resolution last Tuesday according to earthascope.com. The resolution encourages healthier eating for Chicago's people. Great news, and smaller areas like my town might follow.  All of this news made me think of corn syrup. The Corn Refiners Association...
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Jul.25.2009
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As a teacher, I hear about the boring school setting. Hey, I work there. I know a high school can be boring. The difference is, I expect it to be boring. Life is sometimes boring, and I actually think it is fine for school to be boring sometimes. I cannot sing and dance and I cannot make a creative...
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Jul.24.2009
I struggle to organize my pictures and scrapbooking. I want to give my children a book of memories when they are older. Dcumenting what they do makes me happy and provides a hobby and outlet for me. I know I can't document it all, but I want to write down, record, or photograph most of it. I write...
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Jul.23.2009
The lack of education about breastfeeding hurts society. As I watch Dr. Drew host "16 and Pregnant/After Labor" he commented that breastfeeding is harder than the romantic notion people have of it. The painting (and I don't know which one) of a mother lovingly lookiong at her eating child...
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Jul.23.2009
My friend asked me to go to her church group on Tuesday mornings. For a few weeks I've been attending and reading the book and bringing snacks and taking notes and just being really dutiful. I like church more than I once did, and even though this isn't my church, I thought I'd give it my all.  I...
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