That Holiday Again
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That Holiday Again

It’s that holiday again. Every holiday seems to come with issues, right? New Year’s Day has its resolutions and people who mock resolutions. It makes Facebook hit us with the-year-in-review, which for some folks is more of a reminder-of-heartache-loss-and failure. Thanks, FB! Valentine’s Day makes some lovers happy, makes some lovers guilty (gifts? argh!), and … Continue reading

The End Summer and the Beginning of New Things
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The End Summer and the Beginning of New Things

Fall gives me energy. Maybe it’s all those years starting school in the fall, going to the store to buy new notebooks and folders that made me feel like everything was beginning all over again. My dad wasn’t one to take me shopping much. He was a single dad and so shopping for my shoes, … Continue reading

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What are the ’80s anyway?

Every decade has its personality, right? Although it’s tricky because it isn’t as if everything changes on January 1st of that zero year. When exactly did the ’80s become THE ’80s? What historical events mark the period? The election of Reagan perhaps? The beginning of MTV? I graduated in 1986, the year Ferris Bueller skipped … Continue reading

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“There’s only one kind of woman…or man, for that matter. You either believe in yourself or you don’t.”

What story changed your life? Maybe that’s too dramatic? Well, what story shaped or moved your opinions one way another? My parents didn’t tell me often how or what to think. “It’s up to you,” they said. How did my mother vote? I don’t know. She wouldn’t tell me. “You have to decide for yourself,” … Continue reading