Category Archives: People do silly things

Back in the Swing of Things

I am a child of routine. I like knowing where I’m supposed to be and for how long I’m supposed to be there. It’s part of what makes teaching so appealing. Some people are horrified by timed bells; I am … Continue reading

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I don’t belong here

Once in a while, not a long while, but a short while, I feel completely outpaced by those around me. I look around and realize that I am unqualified to breathe the same air as others. (Basically, the opposite of … Continue reading

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Positivity Quotient: Top Ten List

It’s been a long week of wacky, hasn’t it? Frankly, I’ve found political goings-on stultifying where writing is concerned. I can’t focus! I’ve decided to pull myself out of the funk as much as possible by focusing on ten things … Continue reading

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Self-Care in the Age of Trump

It’s going to be a marathon, folks. And we need you all primed, warmed-up, and ready. Many people have expressed feelings of helplessness and hopelessness to me in recent days. The adrenalin of the immediate aftermath of the election has waned, … Continue reading

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May Your Thanksgiving Have a Little of Everything

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Reject the Naysayers! You Can Be An Artist Too.

Artists to be! Artists who are! Reject the naysayers and the stifling harumph of those who wish to quiet your budding passion. Continue reading

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Eeek! I Still Need a Halloween Costume!

Want to go out trick-or-treating, but fresh out of ideas? As someone who once went as The Black-Eyed P’s (yes, I actually painted on a fairly convincing black eye and wore two paper P’s around my neck), these are a … Continue reading

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No Peace of Mind at the Trader Joe’s

Who can measure the despair and sorrow of an innocent caught in the tangle of a heartless throw-away text? I can be quite literal at times. Perhaps it comes from being all too sincere and dewy-eyed in a cynical world … Continue reading

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Good Things Come in Heavier Than Expected Packages

So, I when I heard from SheKnows Media that I had an actual award coming for the BlogHer15 Voices of the Year, I expected a certificate. Which would have been cool. I would have filed it in my slim, but … Continue reading

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Social Collisions Solved

The source of many misunderstandings: Shy and socially awkward people think no one else is. Outgoing and gregarious people think everyone else is.  As someone who considers herself shy and socially awkward (despite few people ever believing me), I’ve become … Continue reading

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