tornado survivors

You might have already heard this, but if not, this bike helmet story is pretty amazing:"As the tornado neared her home in Joplin, Natalie Gonzalez ran to the bathroom and huddled in the tub with her 9-year-old son Augie, her puppy and boyfriend. "We saw the tornado warning," she told ABC News today. "We heard... Continue Reading →

divide or conquer

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. ~Eugene IonescoI don't talk much about religion or politics. Not on this blog, not in real life. It really is true, that quote. Political and religious differences separate nations, cause wars, and are the reason that a mob was standing on the corner of 144th and... Continue Reading →

going postal

At work, we have a mailman who was nicknamed "Papa Smurf" for his uncanny resemblance. The beard, the stature...he even wears all blue. I thought Papa Smurf was a harmless lonely old man, so I would chit chat with him each day while signing for our certified mail.And then, a co-worker moved into my office... Continue Reading →

second bra, dumpster, not invited

My blog showed up in these Google search results:1. Second braWhat? People have more than one? 2. Saturn sounds like bucket of bolts rattling in back when drivingOK, good, so it's not just mine. 3. Envision your perfect partnerDone. So where is Mark McGrath? (I've been watching a lot of "Celebrity Apprentice" lately)4. Is fairview... Continue Reading →


I love my little big city.Yesterday, I drove across the breadth of this town that I love, my window rolled down with the smell of freshly-cut grass in the air. My new used books on the seat next to me, and a smile on my face.I know the streets: which are one ways, which traffic... Continue Reading →

success rate

I hear people say the divorce rate is deplorable – can you believe only 50% of people who get married stay married? I think that’s amazing. It’s pretty great that half of the people who decide they want to be with someone forever really mean it. Forever is a very long time. It’s easy to... Continue Reading →


So it's happened. I've been invited to my 10-year high school reunion.When we were about to graduate high school, some of us thought we'd still be friends. We're not.I have considered going. I live half the country away, but it might be fun to see people from my past again. I considered using a day... Continue Reading →


I found this over at Rabbit's blog and had to share it.Wear sunscreen.If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day

I kind of hate Mother's Day.Because people don't know how to treat me on it.People never know what to say or what not to say around me, and I get it, because if I was anyone besides myself, I'm sure I would be confused too.What people will ask is how often I see her and... Continue Reading →

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