Important Words That Are Not Mine

I have not written and I have not read about the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The pain and the loss is far too great for me to opine. I have not read all the beautiful posts by my fellow bloggers, only because I couldn't. I am not that strong. I have been thinking since Friday …

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Wish I Had Words

I was going to write an insightful post today on my activities yesterday. Yesterday I helped my ex-husband check into an alcohol rehab hospital. It was hard but really one of the best days of my life because finally he will get the help he needs and hopefully will be on the road to a …

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It Was All for Nothing

As the whole world has heard, here in the U.S. we are mourning the end of Hostess and their Twinkies and Ding Dongs. Back in 1968, my brother and I risked life and limb and were caught in the act of a daring Ding Dong heist. I'm sure we paid the price back then. It …

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Helping the Victims of Hurricane Sandy or Why Americans Rock

The devastation and tragedy in the aftermath of Sandy goes on and on. If victims are lucky, they don't have power or are waiting in lines for hours at gas stations. If they aren't so lucky, they have no food, no water, no shelter, no diapers or baby formula, are old and trapped, are using …

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One Week From Today

I wrote this for publication this past Tuesday but then didn't post it because of the Sandy mess. It appears that the campaign is back in full swing so I'm posting. I'm doin' it. Election day is Tuesday for all of you who have cut all ties to the outer world because you can't stand …

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Second Thoughts

I worked all day yesterday on an election post for today, one week before the U.S. presidential election. It was going to make some points and also include funny stuff like this: and this: But Sandy, the Hurricane not my mother-in-law, has given me second thoughts. I have a friend who had a tree fall …

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Dear President Obama

Dear Mr. President, I will not be voting for you this November, just as I didn’t in 2008. While in 2008, I merely had hunches about why I didn’t want you to be the president of the U.S. mostly due to your lack of past leadership experience and voting record; now I have been witness …

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Under Lock and Key

Yesterday I added a brief sentence at the end of my post about Annie's high school being on lockdown. At 6:30 yesterday morning in a nice house on a leafy lane not far from the high school, not far from Annie's dad's house; a man broke into that house, stabbed the man of the house …

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Post… Post… PostPostPost!!

That's what I'm doin'. I'm gonna post the hell out of today! I emailed in my cover letter and resume for the part-time event planner job so there's work for the day. I have some newsletter stories to write but they aren't due until September 15 and I don't want to run out of work. …

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That’s What She Said

My post yesterday garnered many angry and passionate comments about the Sandusky/McQueary child rape story. My readers were as fired up as I was about protecting children and how these males (I think you need to earn "man", as one poster wrote) failed to do that. Interesting observation and I don't know what it means, …

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