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600 Hot Dogs And 1 Slice of Humble Pie

Hebrew National’s portable kitchen On Sunday, I helped give away 600 hot dogs and got my first look at the homeless population of Orlando, Florida.  I wasn’t expecting either. After living in Central Florida for three years, Jared and I … Continue reading

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If my butt ever looks good in these jeans, I’ll have the Internet to thank

The last thing I expected to find on the Internet was motivation to get off my ass. To push harder. To be healthier. To care about what I’m eating and what I’m not and how many calories I’m dumping into … Continue reading

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On Building Walls. Or maybe promoting a World Tour, it’s hard to tell at this point.

I spent most of my teenage years and early twenties trying to teach my mother about the importance of boundaries. Mainly in the “jeeez, get out of my face/room/life/business!” way.  But also, once in a while, when she’d come to … Continue reading

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Why the Internet (or anything else in your adult life) is actually NOT “just like high school”

My husband, while not nearly as good at Words With Friends or Bejeweled Blitz as I am, is almost always emotionally wiser than I am. This morning over coffee and Marlboros, he dropped this little bit of wisdom on me: … Continue reading

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Fueling Up The Self Worth Tank

From the oh so wise Poppy: “Soooooo, here’s the challenge: Fill up someone else’s self worth tank. Let’s say nice things about how awesome each other is so that we feel like our existence on this planet is not a … Continue reading

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Only A Bunch Of Douches Would Call Themselves “The Orlando Mafia”.

We call ourselves The Orlando Mafia. And every time we do, one of us invariably rolls rolls our eyes and laughs, “man we are douches.”  And then another one of us laughs too and agrees, “I know!  I can’t imagine … Continue reading

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Like Yin and Yang On LSD, I Think.

I keep thinking about how I want to come here and tell you thank you.  I want to express how grateful I am for the kindness of loved ones and strangers and how all of it has reminded me that … Continue reading

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I’m In The Mood

I am absolutely over the moon that today is Christmas Eve. Jared and I both have to work today, but tonight we’ll go to church with the kids and Hilly.  After church, we’ll come home to have chilli and appetizers, … Continue reading

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For My Very Best Friend

  I never remember to call her on her birthday. Ever. We’ve been friends for 17 years, and I always call the day before or the day after, but never on the actual day.  I’m pretty good at remembering dates, … Continue reading

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A Hole At The Table

My family is having Thanksgiving dinner without me today. My mom and my brothers, along with the rest of their families, will gather around a table and turkey, 1400 miles to the north of me in a small ranch house … Continue reading

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