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The Demon Barber of Augusta Drive

April 19, 2011
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The Demon Barber of Augusta Drive

Haircuts a’ la Sweeney Todd not for the faint of heart     I live in a rather large town just north of Dallas.  When I first came to Denton in 1975 to attend college the population…

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Rant is the New Rage: Stating the Obvious

April 19, 2011
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Whenever I’m out and about mingling with the general public someone always picks me out of a crowd to ask  an inanely obvious questions.  I love to people watch.  I get my best stories ideas from people interacting with their…

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“Hop” Teaches Kids Important Facts About Easter

April 19, 2011
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When I took my kids to see the movie Hop a few weeks ago, I thought I already knew everything there was to know about Easter. Twelve years of Catholic school had taught me that…

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Every Dog Deserves a Ball…Or Two

April 19, 2011
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Every Dog Deserves a Ball…Or Two

I will admit that my dogs are spoiled. I have a family room filled with their toys. We have birthday parties for them; they eat sirloin steak from time to time; and their lives, in…

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The Literary Elite at Starbucks

April 19, 2011
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The Literary Elite at Starbucks

I decided I needed a quick pick-me-up, so I headed to Starbucks. I was sitting with my coffee and crossword puzzle at a table in the corner when I started to eavesdrop on the conversation…

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Big Winner

April 19, 2011
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A few years ago, while cruising around the Texas State Fair, we came across a contest which could have potentially secured a new Chevrolet Corvette (which just happens to be my son’s favorite car). I…

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WWJD?

April 19, 2011
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I have a confession to make. It is time to come clean. While it is true that there has always been a certain social penalty to be paid by not accepting this legendary and omnipresent…

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Bitching Your Way to Good Health

April 18, 2011
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My ex-husband said I could bitch a blue streak. He said I could be asleep and still find something to bitch about. I guess he was right. After our divorce I started feeling better. Was…

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Noah Way!

April 18, 2011
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Noah Way!

Recently, I saw a show titled something like “The Search for Noah’s Ark”. It turns out, lots of people have spent tons of time and effort to find “Noah’s Ark”. Satellite photos, hiking expeditions, attempted…

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Angels

April 18, 2011
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I watched a show called “Decoding Christianity”, and the subject was “angels”. Seventy five percent of Americans believe in angels. Seriously. Some even converse with them over the internet (not making this up). OK, they…

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The 13th Apostle

April 18, 2011
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One of the more remarkable things discovered among the Gnostic gospels which were not included in what we now know as the bible today is the story of the 13th Apostle. It is rarely discussed…

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They Don’t Make Car Breakdowns Like They Used To

April 18, 2011
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I had to pick up one of my friends at the car dealership where her car was getting its computer overhauled.  Apparently, something went kerflooey and her turn signals would not go on if she…

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Checking My Brain at the Gate of the Carnival

April 18, 2011
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Recently, we had one of those small carnivals come to our town.  I saw it set up in the parking lot of a vacated business, and I thought what fun.  I didn’t even know those…

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The Deli Wars

April 18, 2011
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Usually, when I do my “big” shopping, I ask my husband to come along so we can split up the list and get out of the supermarket as quickly as possible.  Our first stop was…

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Joke Of The Day Category

April 17, 2011
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Some of the stand-up comics on this site have expressed a desire to post “jokes”. This category and feature box is for them. Only original material should be posted. This should not be used for jokes that have…

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Coping with CRAFT Disease

April 17, 2011
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Coping with CRAFT Disease

As a chronic sufferer of CRAFT disease I can honestly say that it has not been an easy adjustment. At the age forty-five I began developing mild symptoms however by fifty the symptoms worsened. My…

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CrackBerry

April 17, 2011
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CrackBerry     “Stop it! Don’t do this here!”   “One sec.”   “People are looking at the scene we’re making.”   “Then stop making it.”   “What?!”   “Let me just reply to this…

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Tidbits and Considerations for the Week

April 17, 2011
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Tidbits and Considerations for the Week

What is it about our culture that needs to cover celebrities and their mundane, routine existence?  Are our own lives so devoid of fulfillment that some are redeemed as they  live vicariously through others in…

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The Day Jane Fell Out of Her Chair

April 17, 2011
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My friend, Jane, walked into the doctor’s office.  When the doctor walked in, he greeted his old friend, “Hello, Jane.  How are you doing today?” “Well, I’ve been better,” Jane said. “What’s wrong?  I noticed…

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Wilderness Training 101: Stay in a Hotel

April 17, 2011
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My daughter’s boyfriend is an outdoorsman, and this is funny because my daughter is not the woodsy type. His idea of roughing it is sleeping in the woods without a tent; her idea of roughing…

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How your body improves with Age!

April 17, 2011
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I now have over six decades in this body under my belt. (It gets harder and harder to keep it all under the belt!) In that time, I have learned a few things about body…

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