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Ode to the Texas Sonogram Law

May 4, 2011
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“Get off my back”, the founders meant, Dispose of unfair government! You dare and ask me for ID, My skin is white, oh can’t you see? And though my judgment proves erratic, Don’t try to…

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My Excuse

May 3, 2011
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Writing something profound isn’t easy.  It’s hard to get started if you only have a vague idea and no deep thoughts about it.  So I did what I always do when I don’t know what…

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Religion, Conspiracies and Elvis: Why I Can’t Jump on Board With Most of This Nonsense

May 3, 2011
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Religion, Conspiracies and Elvis:  Why I Can’t Jump on Board With Most of This Nonsense

I feel pretty certain that I will be forgiven by those family members, friends and acquaintances who feel my “blasphemy” here has stepped over the line because they understand that the extraordinary faith they abide…

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Mob Wives: Not Ladies One Invites to Tea

May 3, 2011
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This week I tuned into a reality show called Mob Wives. Presented by VH1, this entertainment gem focuses on women of Staten Island, New York who are married to gangsters. I was confused right from…

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In Search of a New Personality

May 3, 2011
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Many people tell me that they know exactly the type of person I am. They say there is no hidden mystery or dark side to my personality that has yet to be discovered.  This sort…

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The Magic Shopping Machine

May 2, 2011
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With my daughter living at home again, we have re-connected on one of our favorite activities: shopping.  I have to admit that during her college years, I didn’t go to the mall nearly as much…

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Should I Star in a Workout Video?

May 2, 2011
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Should I Star in a Workout Video?

I work out a great deal. I go to the gym four to five times a week. I used to swim all the time, but I felt as if I needed to change up my…

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The Missing Neighbor

May 1, 2011
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I have a neighbor. She is inconsiderate and downright hostile not only to me but to everyone in the neighborhood.  No one has done anything to her. We just think she is one of those…

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“Don’t Bogart that joint ya’ crazy wing-nut”

May 1, 2011
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“Don’t Bogart that joint ya’ crazy wing-nut”

A picture can often convey meanings that were never intended.  But it’s a lot of fun to pretend.  What if a bunch of Republican governors sneaked off during during their annual conference to smoke pot…

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Helpful Tips for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

April 30, 2011
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Helpful Tips for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

You are almost 60-years old. The nest has been empty for quite a while. You’ve worked all of your life and were looking forward to those quiet husband and wife moments of travel, volunteer and…

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The Speeding Ticket Gender Gap

April 30, 2011
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A study by the auto insurance industry reveals that women stand a better chance of getting out of a traffic ticket than men. Gee, what a surprise.  I don’t mean to be facetious, but the…

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The Source of Good

April 30, 2011
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Have you ever heard something like this? “How do we define ‘good’ if we don’t believe in God? God in his word, the Bible, tells us what’s good and bad and right and wrong. If…

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Purpose of Church

April 30, 2011
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What is the purpose of Church anyway? Does going to church create any positive impact upon the world? To show God that you have at least one set of nice clothes? Couldn’t God just take…

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Scene of the Crime

April 30, 2011
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I went to Catholic Mass recently for the first time in forever for the sake of family harmony (or was it to get new material?) I have to admit that after having some distance from…

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Learning to Read my Pets’ Minds

April 29, 2011
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Learning to Read my Pets’ Minds

On a daily basis, my email box is filled with offers from schools that want to help me change my life.  I can go back to school and earn all kinds of credentials. I can…

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Hot Wax and Hurt Feelings Do not Mix

April 29, 2011
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Believe it or not, sometimes I get into quiet moods when I do not like to talk. I know — it is hard to believe – right?  However, every once in a while it happens.…

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Hey man! Where’d you learn to drive?

April 28, 2011
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Hey man! Where’d you learn to drive?

How many times have you wondered if some people got their license out of a cracker jack box?   I’ve read that auto insurance rates are sure to increase in the coming months.  The people…

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How to Peel an Orange

April 28, 2011
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Orange, one of a handful of words that has no perfect rhyme equivalency is an extraordinary fruit. It has a delicious sweet pulp inside with a thick bitter outer layer of skin. The orange is…

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Is it the End of the World – Again?

April 28, 2011
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Once again, the end-of-the-world talk is making the news. But this time, instead of December 21, 2012 being the day when we all cease to be, one guy, who is another one claiming to have…

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What Party is For You?

April 28, 2011
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Here is a short quiz that you can use to determine what political party is right for you. Choose the most appropriate answer for each item, total your points, and match it to the scale…

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Ethics, Food, and You

April 28, 2011
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Let’s face it. As a species, relatively speaking, humans pretty much suck. We’re slow, we’re weak, and we’re fragile. A cheetah can run 60 mph.  Sure, some guy in the Olympics might run 20 mph.…

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