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Why I Didn't Read the Comments on my Salon.com Article

Amazingly, if I do say so myself, I managed not to read the comments on my Salon.com article that came out over the weekend. This was purely self-preservation. 1,002 more words


The Smile of a Fat Baby

The sun over Indiana was bright and hot today.  It would have felt great if I was next to a pool with a Corona in my hand. 338 more words


The Best Inspiration for Losing Weight

I once lived in a basement apartment on a millionth street in Manhattan. I’d just finished work and was daydreaming of being home, changing my clothes into something a little more comfortable — like sweat pants, a t-shirt — and winding down over some variety of Dogfish Head beer and a Dominoes extra cheese and pepperoni pizza with my fiancé. 387 more words


The Ultimate Bundle!

Crazy isn’t it how certain phrases come in and out of fashion.  One that’s driving me nuts right now, and it’s often expressed in corporate emails, someone wants to “ 1,062 more words

Still Miraculously Our Own

There is a lovely, sentimental poem about adoption, written most likely by a loving mother to explain to her adopted child the only way s/he was different from her other children to whom she gave birth. 1,260 more words

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From My Mother's Womb: Delight in Disorder Tuesday

For you, O Lord, are my hope,     

      my trust, O Lord, from my youth.

Upon you I have leaned from before my birth;     

you are he who took me from my mother’s womb.

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Mental Health

Checking Out, Checking In

Libraries, and books, have been my refuge as far back as I can remember.  My mother introduced me to both. She also taught me that escaping into books works when reality gets too hard to bear. 1,202 more words