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Gettin’ old faster than I expected


Posted By on Jul 15, 2016

When I was 38, I worked in an office with a girl who was in her early 20s. Christina would hang out with me and my officemate, Michelle, who was just slightly older than I was. We three girls would be happily chatting away when, invariably, Christina would make some reference indicating that Michelle and I were about a thousand years old. She never did this with malice. Rather, she was pretty matter of fact about it. Like, hey, the...

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Random thoughts for a Sunday morning


Posted By on Jul 10, 2016

Things I’m thinking about this morning … Time Three hundred and sixty-six days ago all of my belongings were brought to this house. That night, six of us slept under the same roof of a house we called “ours” for for the first time. Three hundred and sixty-fix days ago, Joe’s belongings were brought to this house. Later that day, we shuttled the kids off to other locations so we could hurriedly shower and...

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Don’t give people magical powers


Posted By on Jun 28, 2016

Just a quick bloggity today … There’s this pretty famous blogger I read on a semi-regular basis. Best I can tell, he’s gained and lost a bunch of impressive jobs …. he’s gained a lost a couple of fortunes … people pay him gobs of money for his consultation on various things. This guy is magnetic. Tons of great big ideas. But his personal life seems to fall spectacularly apart every few years …...

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Cool stuff I found out about Prince


Posted By on Apr 24, 2016

You guys. Prince. Shit. What can I say that a million people haven’t already said? Well, I guess I could say this (which is what I posted on Facebook the other day): I mean zero disrespect when I say this, but I hope we find out that Prince died with a peacock up his butt or something. I mean, it’s Prince. [Also, to those closest to me in this lifetime: When I die, please shove a peacock up my butt. I’d like to make...

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Part 2 of my series detailing my lifelong struggle with procrastination: Let’s talk about ADD (Missed part one? Well, here it is, baby!) The first time I remember blowing off studying was in the 5th grade. I had a social studies test coming up. I knew I should study, but I just didn’t. It was springtime. I was busy playing outside and homework was boring. When the tests were graded, the teacher hung up the A and B papers...

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We all have that bottle of toilet-tank vodka, don’t we? You know what I mean … they say that alcoholics often hide their drinking because they’re ashamed of it. And according to every made-for-TV movie that ever featured someone with a drinking problem, the toilet tank is a prime hidey hole for hard liquor. That is, at least until someone needs to repair the toilet. Then, uh oh! Turns out Mrs. Garrett really was self...

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