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Clearing my almost good name

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Since they were old enough to be even dimly aware that their lives were published, my children have understood that a fair amount of good-natured humiliation goes with the territory. This is to say that I may have slipped up and told a story or six that to me was “adorable” but to them was […]

Potluck at your own peril

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I give the worst parties. Seriously. I have no idea why people keep coming to my house. I tend to issue invitations that request that you join us and please bring a lawn chair, a dish to pass and a beverage, too. I tend to supply meat, water and fire. It’s akin to being invited […]

The best ride you’ll ever have

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I applaud the advances in science and medicine that make childbearing so much less likely to result in death. I also suspect that all those advances are sometimes guilty of scaring the wits out of expectant parents unnecessarily. Tests Early ultrasounds scored you a fuzzy black and white image that would assure you that you […]

Things that nag in the night

Thursday, October 7, 2010

As we head into the heart of the haunting season, I have a confession to make. As if my life weren’t colorful enough, I live in a haunted house. I know you’re jealous. Our house is 106 years old. Everyone knows that any building more than 100 years old is required, by after-life law, to […]

Too much of a good thing?

Thursday, September 30, 2010

One of the prides of my life is being complimented with the opinion that I take really great photos. I credit this to a few things. I have loved photography since forever. Not the technical aspect of it so much because ugh, math, work, pass. I have just always loved the aspect of capturing a […]

Look out for pickup artists

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Reader response to last week’s love note to our 18-year-old truck let me know that many readers share our love and loyalty for their not-so-sweet rides. More than one also wondered how it was that I was writing about THEIR truck. Two who were in the market for a truck themselves wondered what brand it […]

Tried and true truck is family

Thursday, September 16, 2010

“You can set my truck on fire, and roll it down a hill, But I still wouldn’t trade it for a Coupe DeVille – Joe Diffie, “Pickup Man” We came to truck ownership in the usual way. We had stuff we needed to haul and no way to haul it. Thus we bought a truck. […]

Back to school: Supplies and demands

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I support schools, staff, and students every day. I am also very much a “suck it up buttercup and do what the teacher says” type of person. Nonetheless, sometimes I have to wonder, if only for a moment, if many of our public schools are TRYING to shoot themselves in the foot or if that […]

Let me call you sweetheart

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Recently, our local newspaper featured a letter to the editor from a reader irate not about the war, economy, unbearably hot weather, unsafe eggs or the plight of the dolphins. No, this reader was driven to distraction by the fact that some retail clerks, waitpersons and sales people refer to her as “sweetheart.” Apparently, using […]

Is summer really over?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

When summer began I had the same feeling many parents do, worrying about how I was going to fill all those long, lazy days. Of course any worries I had were soon set aside by a grueling schedule of sleeping in, lounging around the swimming pool and starting a movie at 9 p.m. There’s no […]

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