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Mary Carpenter
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Bob Newhart Got it Right
Endings are hard. Just ask the writers of Saturday Night Live. Sometimes they end a sketch well, but those are usually in the first half hour. Because endings are hard. That's why there is are two too many seasons of The Office, the "see everything turned o...
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Eagles & Aristotle
We are not diehard Eagles fans. We are Eagles fans, but there is nothing extraordinary about our fandom. But we needed them to win the Super Bowl. We didn't know it, but we needed it. For those of you who read my last post, other shoes keep dropping. Big As...
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What We Do Between Shoes
It's 6:01am on Thanksgiving and I'm afraid to be grateful. I'm afraid to feel good, because the other shoe keeps dropping. Life is just full of other shoes dropping right now. I just looked up the origin of that phrase. It refers to apartment living in New ...
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What's Luck Got To Do with It?
Let's start out with I know how lucky I am. I am, and I am grateful. I have a wonderfully evolved husband, I really do, and I am grateful. Despite what follows, I'm not actually complaining about him, this is not a husband bashing post. That will not, howev...
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19 Lessons from My Boys
My tenure as a parent can, generously, be called a continuing on the job training program. And after almost twenty years on the job, I can confidently say I'm still in an entry level position. There are many muted Etsy visual renderings of quotes celebratin...
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I Want You to Know Everything
Dear Boys, I want you to know everything. Or at least everything that I know, which is far from everything, but it is more everything than you know, even though you're convinced you know everything. 1. It's okay to want something. Not stuff, but something t...
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Candy Coating Not Guaranteed
This is not candy coated. Teenager #1 is stressed beyond proportion. Not willing to deal with that stress, he is channeling his panic into obsessing about getting a new car, or the fact that his face is drying out due to the three showers a day he takes, or...
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I'm OK With Being Idiot
My assumption that I'm an idiot is absolute. No, no, no. No naysaying please. And please put the eye rolling on hold for a minute. Here is why I believe I am an idiot: I do not read voraciously My kids do not take all honors classes I watch more prime time ...
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Dread, Hope and Bonnie Bell Lip Smacker
I got my period on my 49th birthday. This filled me with dread and hope. Dread because, enough already, I'm ready to not have my period anymore. Hope because, hey, I'm still getting my period, that means I'm still on the young side of the hill. Who's grosse...
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