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We went away for Easter this year. We drove out to Greenport and spent the night at a lovely hotel overlooking the ocean. It was my first trip since getting hurt in 2014 aside from a disastrous trip to Disney in November 2015. (That trip was spent in bed, head pounding, body feeling like it was [...]

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Every year we spend a lot of time thinking about Halloween costumes. This year my little one had one request. She wanted to be something unique for Halloween. She thought about it and decided on a witch vampire, whatever that is! She took apart two costumes, using pieces of each, making herself look like a [...]

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A few weeks ago I went to a past life regression event with some old Gymboree friends. It was an interesting night. As a Catholic, I am not supposed to believe in anything mystical or other life-ly. We die and go to Heaven. That’s that. It’s what I teach my religion students and my kids. [...]

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We all have issues and shortcomings. I have many. I have blogged about them in the past. One of the issues I have been focused on lately is actually weird, especially given what I do for a living. I am extremely sensitive and take criticism too personally. It took me a while to admit it, [...]

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This time last year I was working on a story about noise and how it affects the body, mind and soul. I loved writing it because it was personal for me, which is why I originally pitched it! This was pre-concussion, but my husband and I spent most nights fighting over the remote. I would [...]

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I don’t like Victoria’s Secret for three reasons — their bra straps are too thin, they make patrons provide driver’s licenses during returns even if they have their original receipts, and they objectify women. (Are those “angels” even real women???) This week, the store gave me a fourth reason — they are doing pseudo-marketing to [...]

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Early in December I was putting out the garbage — barefoot, of course — and the pinky toe on my right foot caught on one of the driveway cobblestones. (Another one of my crazy, wacko injuries like my self-inflicted black eye and toddler-induced cut finger.) With blood pouring out, I hobbled inside, wrapped the wound, [...]

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It’s easy to say I don’t want anything for Christmas except a happy, healthy family and friends who fall into the same categories. In fact, usually it’s so easy to say that it’s exactly what I’ve professed to for years. This Christmas, however, I find myself at a crossroads of sorts. A moral dilemma if [...]

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Readers will remember that I temporarily left Facebook at the beginning of this month. At the time, quite honestly, I wondered how I would fare. As someone who works from a home office Facebook was my water cooler. It was my link to the world. I figured I would missing hearing all about what my [...]

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We get all our ice cream cakes from a little, family-owned ice cream shop called Marshall’s Ice Cream Bar. They are heavenly. Different soft-serve flavors sandwiched in between hot fudge, crunchies, and whatever else you want. Our favorite is usually black raspberry and chocolate. The owners personally take your order. It’s always a nice experience [...]

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