From the category archives:


Why I’m Not Doing A Gift Guide This Year

December 20, 2012

The other day I said to myself, “wouldn’t it be fun to do a Gift Guide on my blog?” and then I responded, “what are you, crazy?” Some more heated words were exchanged and as a result, I’m no longer speaking to myself and am forced to communicate with other people who are not me. […]

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The Week

September 29, 2012

I don’t want to alarm anyone unnecessarily, but I have a sore throat. I don’t even know who to blame. Or how to best milk it. I decided to stay in bed all day, but now the kids are arguing about who gets to do the laundry. “You did it last time!” one of them […]

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ESL Grammar Lessons

July 28, 2012

I’ve been reading with my kids a lot this summer. Reading the same books they are, that is. My daughter and I are still in the middle of the Ebola epidemic (by the way, several women in my book group pronounce it Eh-bola, which I think makes it sound like they don’t think Ebola is […]

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What I Learned While Reading “The Hot Zone”

July 8, 2012

As you may remember, this summer my daughter and I are reading The Hot Zone, Richard Preston’s account of the Ebola epidemic. Obviously I’m reading it under duress and already have diagnosed myself with Ebola so I’m just awaiting the autopsy to confirm my findings (by the way, one of Papa’s favorite jokes is the […]

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June 20, 2012

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. You know how sometimes you’ll visit a pregnant blogger’s site and she has one of those countdown widgets in the sidebar, like how many months/weeks/days/hours until the baby arrives? I love that shit. Because it gives you something to look forward to and it must be very rewarding to […]

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Week in Reviewish

April 28, 2012

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. I’ve had a really busy week and I am exhausted. I went to the Erma Bombeck Writing Worskshop in Dayton (the Asheville of Ohio, which in turn is the Paris of North Carolina) and I’m still enjoying the dividends of that. Maybe it’s the whole being surrounded by so […]

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I Don’t Have a Camera (And Other Updates from This Week)

April 13, 2012

And that’s ok. But my phone is a BlackBerry and it takes terrible photos, so more often than not I just don’t bother. But last  Saturday I had a day that I will never forget. It was a day that I knew I’d treasure forever as it was happening and I couldn’t believe that it […]

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Books I’m Reading

March 17, 2012

One day I’m going to get a book that was written by a friend and I’m not going to like it and then that’s going to be an awkward moment in front of my keyboard. Because what do you say? What do you do? Well the good news is that I have a while longer […]

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