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Helicopter parenting and stating the obvious

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I had a remarkable interaction with a parent of a teenager who will be ready to face the working world next summer.   This particular parent just happened upon our resort to scope out potential lodging to stay at next spring while his son pounded the pavement to find himself a job.   347 more words


“Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're real quite lucky.”

Yesterday I decided I was perfectly content. At the time I was sitting in my AC cooled house watching a really, really bad science fiction movie called Sharktopus, hunting on-line for a DVD of The Thing with Two Heads and eating muhammara and bread. 240 more words


OH in the newsroom: Ca-caaaaaaaaaw!

The call was loud. It was high pitched. It was definitely human but sounded more animal.

It was the features editor, standing near one of the reporters on her team. 361 more words

Leah St. James

Early Birthday Celebrations!

My birthday is on Monday! I LOVE birthdays, especially mine. Even though I’m turning 26 (ugh, late 20’s…), I’m still pretty amped since birthdays are so fun! 592 more words

Well another week has passed.

We are 7 days closer to the start of school. 7 days closer to colder weather. 7 days closer to the end of summer. 7 days closer to our family vacation. 64 more words

challenging challenge

why don’t we accept
this challenge, daring the
fate in front of us?

because, the way to
enjoy life is taking a
risk in every chance… 6 more words