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Elizabeth Donald
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MAN: excitedly hands me box of new electronic toy ME: Yes dear. I will be setting it up shortly. MAN: crestfallen Shortly? Not now? ME: I am reading the directions. MAN: puzzled look ME: Yes, reading the directions. That's what we grownups do with com...
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Fall Deathmarch Stalking Guide
In case you hadn't noticed, this blog is on semi-hiatus. Not that I don't enjoy sharing the menfolk's shenanigans and my latest rants, but there's a lot of things up in the air right now and I need to focus for a bit. However, the Fall Deathmarch must stomp...
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Return of the Living Snippets
As the hour slips on past midnight.... ME: yawn I have to get up stupid early. Tell me to go to bed. MAN: Go to bed. ME: Don't tell me what to do. MAN: See, I knew that's what was going to happen. ME: WHY is there a phone charger in the bathroom? BOY: Uh....
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Vacation!
Yes, sometimes even reporters get a little time off. I won't be on Facebook while we're on vacation, but I'll likely be Tweeting on the personal account at @edonald if I see something amusing. I'll switch off the automatic feed so the Facebook crew won't be...
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Stumpy
The good news: Boy is home early! Yay for boyhugs. The bad news: He is home early due to injury. Of course. About a week to ten days ago, he was nicked by an arrow in the leg. (Long story.) Tonight they called me to tell me the wound had gotten badly infect...
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Mail Fraud, or How to Ask Rude Questions in Public
So, did anybody send us money recently? There's no polite way to ask that question, but I have to ask, because it looks like someone may have been swiping our mail. We have had three pieces of mail go missing en route to us in the last month, and each of th...
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Workaversary
A random thought occurred to me tonight: This month marks 17 years with the News-Democrat, and simultaneously marks 20 years in journalism. I suppose I could count my career from my occasional dabblings in junior high or high school newspapers, or from the ...
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On how I damn near killed my fool self
I haven't blogged in a while, because May was a hell of a month. There was the Kentucky signing, the 175th anniversary of my church, a health issue that turned out okay, Jim's 50th birthday, Ian's graduation, the big barbecue celebration, Relay for Life, Ia...
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Bakeapalooza completed
In the last three weeks, I have successfully: • Planned and executed Easter dinner; • Planned, promoted and baked a smorgasbord for a pottery-painting fundraiser (cookies, brownies, strawberry cake, fruit punch) to benefit Relay for Life ; • Done a writing/...
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Hello Kentucky/Indiana
Oh, just pick a state, willya... I greet you from a lovely bed and breakfast in Charlestown, Indiana. It's a charming mansion with many rooms decorated in a comfortable, Victorian-inspired style, a billiards and music room downstairs and lovely gardens, at ...
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