If Only Our Cell Phones Chirped “Excuse Me?”

December 3, 2014

I have been friends with L for over 25 years now. We don’t see each other very often, but perhaps every couple of months we get together for lunch or dinner (sometimes with other friends there too), and sometimes we’ll go away for a weekend as part of our wider group of friends. The trouble […]

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Designated Bad Manners

December 2, 2014

I had an interesting experience this weekend. I have been a member of a book club in my new town since around April, when I was invited by a friend. It is (for the most part) a great group of women – people with similar interests who enjoy talking about the books we read but […]

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Free Book Give Away! “Christmas 101: Celebrate the Holiday Season from Christmas to New Year’s”

December 1, 2014

Everyone knows that the holidays are hectic—but Rick Rodgers, cooking teacher and bestselling cookbook author, knows that they don’t have to be. Christmas 101 offers the busy cook carefree ways to entertain with surefire recipes of old favorites, menus, timetables, make-ahead tips, and more. Rodgers will help you throw fabulous cocktail parties and traditional buffets, […]

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Wishing You Many More Years…Where?

December 1, 2014

This falls under the category of “How to Grossly Misuse Facebook.” Facebook will notify you when you when a Facebook friend is having a birthday. Many will click on that link and write a message even if they barely know the person.   I quit doing this and am glad I did. I went to […]

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Feel Good Black Friday

November 28, 2014

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014

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Some Linecutters Can be Real Turkeys

November 26, 2014

It was the evening before Thanksgiving break at my college, and everyone was rushing to get home because the dorms would be closed soon. My school required all freshmen to live on campus, but did not allow us to have cars due to limited parking. This meant that just about every freshman who did not […]

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Be Thankful Your Family Isn’t Like This

November 25, 2014

I grew up around my Mother’s very large, close, well-adjusted family. My Father was welcomed into this family and was estranged from his own. I had no idea of all the reasons why, thankfully he’d kept his children sheltered from them. The summer I was 13 I got my first experience with his relatives. My […]

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