Nobody Told Me There’d Be Exploding Bras

Well, here we are, only January 8th and my New Year is already shaping up to be chock-full of bra-exploding drama. A few highlights (and some lowlights): I exercised to a new Xbox video game program but went a little overboard. I did about 100 squats in 45 minutes. The next day I went to …

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50 Happy Things for 2015: Bloggers Unite in Flood of Gratitude

Dawn, who writes the blog Tales from the Motherland, invited me to join a group post about all the things we're thankful for this year in order to spread love and joy around the holidays. But we have to come up with 50 and only give ourselves 10 minutes to do it. Sounds a little …

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Is Blogging Dead?

Is disco dead? Is Elvis dead? These are the pressing questions of our time and sadly, there are no clear answers. We live in a social media world, where information is condensed, repackaged then regurgitated straight back into our tiny brains. We're constantly bombarded with buttloads of useless drivel. We have twitter, youtube, GIFs, Justin …

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I am a smartphone addict and the world is going to hell.

  Nomophobia -- the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. A drastic change happened in my life this past year. I ditched my trusty old flip phone from the dinosaur age -- the one I never texted on and barely used to even make phone calls -- for a damn smartphone. What the hell was I thinking? Now …

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It’s About Time

My grandmother lived to 100. When she was in her early 90s she told me the older you get, the faster time flies. For her a year was like a second. I look forward to this when I have to suffer through yet another commercial for Progressive car insurance. I'm only in my mid-40s and I've already …

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20 Things About the Maineiac

20 Things About Me That You Might Regret Knowing After You Read This: I am allergic to every group of antibiotics out there. My doctor tells me I am down to one rarely prescribed antibiotic that I can safely take, so if I contract pneumonia and you don't hear from me, it's probably because I'm …

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Hot Topics for the Middle-Aged

April 5 Dear Carlene, How is the weather up there? I imagine it’s still cold and snowy. The cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom here in Arlington, it’s so beautiful. After church today, we will go for a long walk along the Potomac and enjoy their incredible fragrance. Don’t forget that we are driving up …

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Bedtime Stories

We all do it. Yet we never seem to get enough of it. But we can’t live without it. Sleep. (Anyone who was thinking about sex has to be much younger than me and/or childless.) Oh, how I love to sleep; the perfect way to end a day. If there was a way to sleep …

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Exasperation, Brain Freeze and Adam and Eve

The other night, as I was watching 60 Minutes (okay, okay, Jersey Shore) I reached into a can of nuts when my thoughts naturally wandered to the one and only, Andy Rooney. Today I decided to give the poor guy a rest and come up with my own list of annoyances about life’s more pressing …

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Remember Spring

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is quite another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. Henry Van Dyke Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. Rainer Maria Rilke If I had my life to live over, I would …

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