Category Archives: Just Rambling

Public Service Announcement (warning: contains graphic images)


One afternoon when I was a sophomore in high school, as I was getting on the bus I suddenly felt a searing, raging pain in my right hand. Looking down, I noticed a stinger, which I promptly asked the driver … Continue reading

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Subconscious ESP


I had the strangest dream last night… OK, I have strange dreams every night, but normally, the morning bedlam (alarm clock, cat yowling, husband throwing shoes on the floor or watching TV) causes the fine details to evaporate by the time … Continue reading

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I’ve got a secret and I can’t explain


First, apologies for the OMD reference. One of my guilty little pleasures on Sunday is to fire up the laptop and take a few minutes to read PostSecret. Over the years, Frank’s staggering art project has made me think, feel … Continue reading

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Slow down, you move too fast


You likely can’t tell by my lack of recent writings, but I am a go-go-go person, always in motion, either on my way somewhere, or actively doing something. I have a demanding job, and a kid, and friends, and hobbies… and … Continue reading

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Halloween: A Time for Reflection


I was surprised one night at Toastmasters to hear a gentleman in our group come to the front of the room during Table Topics and declare that he hated Halloween because, in his words, “It encourages people to be violent”. … Continue reading

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Conversation With a Preteen


Earlier tonight, I had the following conversation with my 9-year-old: Me: I’m going to start teaching you about cleaning your skin in a few years. Teenagers get these things called pimples; they’re boo-boos that you get on your face. Him: … Continue reading

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Who Are You Calling Weak?


First, Happy Mothers Day! It’s well after 9am, and I am the first one up, so I’m taking the opportunity to spend a few minutes writing. I could tell you about the worst Mothers Day I ever had (it actually … Continue reading

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