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Can turnip upstage overrated pumpkin?

September 11, 2017
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In case you are in denial about the approach of autumn or in a coma, it’s time to wake up and smell the pumpkins. These orange egomaniacs are encroaching on summer like Christmas usurps Halloween,…

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No grad left behind

June 19, 2017
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Streamers and banners are down, and balloons have given up their last hits of helium. The auditorium is empty, and pomp and circumstance have been packed away until next year. Graduation is officially over. High school speeches…

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What is a first world injury?

June 12, 2017
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When I attended the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop last April, I had an injury in the hotel room. As I opened the heavy hotel curtain wielding the drapery pull rod, I bonked myself on the…

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You need to know about these conspiracies

June 5, 2017
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I looked in my closet recently and noticed it was overrun with footwear that represented a score of abandoned hobbies: hiking, golfing, bicycling, dancing, running, walking, skiing, and snowmobiling. That’s when I had an epiphany:…

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A lesson on dreaming big from my daughter-in-law, Mark Zuckerberg, and a snake

May 29, 2017
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My son’s wife, Kelley, has a unique gift. When she expresses a desire, even if it seems unattainable, it comes true. Like the time she wrote a list of her goals and included, ‘meet Oprah,’…

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Why I chose a career in nursing, an uninspiring story

May 8, 2017
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You know what is hard about choosing to become a registered nurse? Society assumes you chose the occupation to help people. But then stereotypes your noble profession as a contradiction between a sex symbol and…

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9 Strategies to help you conquer spring cleaning

April 24, 2017
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The calendar has declared the arrival of spring, even though we are still sporting coats, boots and mittens to fend off frostbite. Since I am the Queen of Superficial Cleaning, I feel it is my duty to share…

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Deep cleaning: is that even a thing?

April 17, 2017
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Our son, James, has shown some disturbing qualities, and I blame my husband, Patrick, who has been his stepfather since 1991. Let me explain. The other day we were talking with James, and he mentioned…

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Do you dare to dream small?

April 10, 2017
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Bucket lists are fashionable, with people grasping to fulfill lifelong dreams. I don’t know about you, but I am intimidated by some of these lists that look like a ‘to do’ list for overachievers. And…

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Detours on the road to serenity

April 3, 2017
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Last week, when Patrick drove home from choir practice and backed into the garage, I did something bizarre. I did not suck the oxygen from the car, offer advice, and shriek “Don’t hit the recycle bin!”…

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