Monthly Archives: December 2008

Going Back

The last time I was there, it didn’t look like home.   They tell me it still doesn’t look like home, even now. And it never will. The neighborhoods have been replaced with construction sites and the homes with upgraded, … Continue reading

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After weeks and weeks of sticking to my diet,

and exercising every morning and drinking insane amounts of water and not letting a drop of diet coke touch my lips and cutting back to only one cup of coffee a day and even, did I mention, exercising?!?! I’ve finally … Continue reading

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In Search Of Tradition

  For most of my life, I have clung to traditions. They tell me what comes next. They assure me that I belong somewhere. In a life that didn’t always provide a strong sense of security or an abundance of … Continue reading

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Next Year I’m Just Going To Email Them My Wish List

“What do you want for Christmas?” I hate that question. Hate. Especially when, like this year, what I really want is money. Money to help cover the cost of plane tickets for four back home to Iowa. Money to cover … Continue reading

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So you only have to say ‘I’m so glad you had fun’ once.

This year was a 180 degree difference from last year. It was a full weekend instead of one night. It was three theme parks instead of one. It was happiness and laughter and relaxation and pure, unadulterated joy – instead … Continue reading

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On seeking redemption

Our first encounter with Disney World was a disaster. It was a year ago. Devin’s birthday. He was turning eight in a new place, and I was swirling in the darkest depths of my depression. Instead of enjoying A Very … Continue reading

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On the horizon

“Do the next right thing” – Alcoholics Anonymous It starts off as an idea, a feeling, really. Just on the outskirts of your consciousness, it flickers and fades. There are moments when you think you can make out the shape, … Continue reading

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How To Host A Contest On Your Blog That Gets 352 Comments

How Get Traffic To Your Blog Giveaway The twilight contest is officially over. The winner has been chosen and will be announced below the fold of this post. There were over 300 comments on that post, and I know at … Continue reading

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20% Off At Macy’s – Which Is Not The Real, Real Post Today

I have to keep the Twilight contest open until 12 Noon EST today. So later today I’ll announce the winner and probably talk about how to host a contest on your blog that gets over 300 comments and why you … Continue reading

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Scientific Proof That You Can’t Help Who You Love

It seems my post about nice guys vs guys you’re actually attracted to has sparked some discussion. The question people are asking now is “can you help who you love?” Ladies and gentleman, I will not bore you with opinions … Continue reading

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