Monthly Archives: March 2011

Equal, What?

How can I criticize the progress made toward equal rights for women? We have it all, right? We have a place in the workforce. Oh, that’s right, this economic recovery has put men back to work, not women. More women … Continue reading

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Bullying and Social Media

I was never one for photos. I didn’t own a camera till a few years ago, when I finally purchased a $100.00 digital. I took three pictures with it and left it in the car for the batteries to rot. … Continue reading

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Family Vacation, Why Bother?

I look forward to vacationing with my children. I believe each year, despite what difficulties may arise: it is an opportunity for bonding, exploring, and creating new memories to treasure. It’s not that I forgot the challenges of year’s past. It’s … Continue reading

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The Greatest Gift

Of all the wonderful things that happened yesterday, on my birthday I want to focus on my girl, Dana, with the pink streaks in her long brown hair, a pre-teen that has a special place in my heart. I swiped … Continue reading

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Spring into the Garden

I spent a lot of time this week, clearing a small portion of the field and preparing some rows to plant an early crop. The tall weeds beyond had covered the entire field. The seeds arrived yesterday. As much as … Continue reading

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Money Can’t Buy Happiness

It was not being unemployment that was depressed me. It was waking up feeling my life had lost its purpose. I quickly decided that I needed to return to college, to finish up my Bachelor Degree, initially thinking: This will … Continue reading

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Hold the Broth: Corned Beef for Split Pea Soup

Our Saint Patrick’s Day dinner this year will be getting extra mileage, something to go with those left-over sandwiches on rye. I always add the potatoes and cabbage to the simmering corned beef pot during the last hour and then, … Continue reading

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