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There was a Time...

For everything in life, there might indeed be a season. When it comes to the normal and quite predictable shift in relative values or availability, of course, I’m as skilled as the next person in forgetting to renew, rearrange, or simply release that which is no longer fulfilling. 438 more words

Human Nature

When Your Family Has the Stomach Flu

For the last few months I’ve been catching myself saying things like “Oh, man. I so hope _______ is canceled this week.” I enjoy the stuff we do, so I was disappointed to hear myself say these things. 378 more words

Stay At Home Mom's

Because I Can

Everybody does certain things for no particular reason—sometimes to show off just a little, sometimes to test our limits a bit, and sometimes for the Everest-scaling excuse… 1,067 more words

Human Nature

Foodie Tuesday: American Pizza Party

When company’s coming and it’s not supposed to be a fussy occasion, I’m not going to be one of those hosts slaving in the kitchen and trying to pretend perfection. 486 more words


New Developments

As you may have noticed, this blog has turned a little dark since I’ve become more forthright about my mental health stuff. With that in mind, I have created a new blog titled… 245 more words

Personal Reflection

A New Venture

Welcome to my new venture.

For five years I’ve worked as a local blogger turned hack, covering local politics and news in Ipswich and the local area. 126 more words


the end of mateenmanek.com

It has been a good two years, but all things must come to an end.

My professional website, mateenmanek.com, will be shutting down soon. My e-mail, mateen@mateenmanek.com, will also seize to receive any e-mails. 355 more words