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My Secret Book Fetish

I love books. I love reading them. I love the way they feel. I even love the way they smell...yes, I'm not ashamed to say I've sniffed my share of books. Specifically, I love hardcover books. There's something about holding a big, heavy hardcover on your lap that makes you feel like you're doing something… Continue reading My Secret Book Fetish

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The World Today…It’s Not The 80s.

I don't like to watch the news. I don't like my happy world interrupted by death, political posturing, kidnapping and natural disasters. I don't like knowing what insurmountable pain surrounds us, all over the world.  I'm crazy like that. Growing up in my suburban home, I simply don't recall such bad news. I don't seem… Continue reading The World Today…It’s Not The 80s.

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Sawdust & Memories

My son has a project due in a few days. He has to recreate a Trireme. If y'all aren't currently taking 7th grade History class, it's a devastating warship which permitted Athens to build her maritime empire and dominate the Aegean in the 5th century BCE. (Thank you, Google.) He's had weeks to prepare and… Continue reading Sawdust & Memories

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Missing the Good Old Days…

I've been thinking about how insane things feel right now. It seems you can't say anything, do anything or be anything without someone being offended. Bullying. Cyber Bullying. Exploitation of kids, lives matter, blue lives matter...shouldn't everyone matter? For the past few nights my daughter has been crying because of a hoax that was… Continue reading Missing the Good Old Days…

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She Can’t Get No Satisfaction

I own a small business. Well, not as small as it was 6 years ago, but small nonetheless. Small in the sense that I write down every online sale on a piece of white-lined notebook paper, and type up every single invoice, adding a personalized thank you to each customer. I print off every shipping… Continue reading She Can’t Get No Satisfaction

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I Can Do It? Can I? Can I really?

So, I made a list this morning. After yesterday's chocolate induced coma, I decided to jump back on the healthy horse and start eating right again. I don't want a double chin. I don't want to wear pants with elastic waists and tops that look like tablecloths. I need to do this. I gotta do… Continue reading I Can Do It? Can I? Can I really?

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Why February Hates Me

So I've been trying to lose weight. What else is new. Bad enough there are five birthdays in February to celebrate...mine included, but Valentine's Day too? February sucks for losing weight. And once you've opened the door to a piece of cake, the others want to enter. Bring on the cupcakes, chocolates, and all things sweet… Continue reading Why February Hates Me