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This ain’t no bro joke

A recently created meme on Facebook asks “If American women are outraged at Trump’s use of naughty words, who in the hell bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Grey?” This equates the choice to read erotica with deserving to be sexually … Continue reading

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When pinched for time, slow down

I was running late for an appointment in another state, and realized there was no way I could make it on time. Not even close. Instead of stressing and trying to get there as fast as possible but still failing … Continue reading

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A simple bowl of soup for Thanksgiving

The intention, rather than the food, can make a meal enjoyable and memorable. So it was this Thanksgiving, when the one course was leftover split pea soup, without even bread as an accompaniment. I had received two warm invitations to dine … Continue reading

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“Kick Ass Woman”

I recently found this old blog entry from seven years ago, when I was a newly-single mother, new home owner, and working a temp-to-hire admin position at a “beltway bandit” government contractor. That office was an awfully oppressive environment, in which the … Continue reading

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Blog Tour

Recently, I joined a local writer’s group, Write by the Rails – the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club. Though I have not yet been able to attend group activities, I have enjoyed getting to know the other … Continue reading

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How do you even breathe?

On August 17. 2013, Sea Scout Ship 100 held a christening ceremony for its newest boat, BENJAMIN CHASE, which was named after Benjamin Wheeler and Chase Kowalski, the two Tiger Cub Scouts whose lives were cut short during the mass … Continue reading

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The mashed potato mindset

This morning I broke my vow to refuse to let the dirty pan sit there until the cook, who dirtied it, took the initiative to wash it herself. The resident young chef had made a delicious broccoli and cheese soup … Continue reading

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Love them the most when they act the least lovable

Kids seem to know when a parent is most overloaded–and that’s when they act up the worst! I swear they have radar for this. If yours are like mine, they even have a pact to take turns being “the bad … Continue reading

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How to recognize a pervert

Unfortunately, there is no simple way to determine who is a pervert.  I’m talking about the kind of perverts who sexually assault other people. They don’t come from any given ethnic or socioeconomic background and they rarely look like a … Continue reading

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Mimosas on the wind

Not far into my morning bike ride, I encounter a significant hill just on the other side of a major intersection. If I manage to hit the intersection while in motion, the momentum allows me to shift into 12th gear … Continue reading

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