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I love the current TV commercial below, not for it but for the hippo song. The singer is Gayla Peevey and this animated video was made by a 13-year-old named Chad Hylton — it’s the whole song! And in case you wanted to know, here are the lyrics … priceless! Thank you and Merry Christmas, […]

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As most of you know, I haven’t worked full-time outside the home since 2013. It was in summer of that year that my on-ground university contract ended after six years. While it felt horrid, it was the best thing that could have happened to me. I realized I was the square peg that was trying […]

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The world is a strange place. When someone asks, ‘How are you?’ they typically seem to want an answer like ‘I’m fine’, which oftentimes isn’t true. People have bad days. I was watching a ‘Gumball’ cartoon (I love Gumball — don’t judge).┬áMolly, one of the students in their school, tells lots of stories that everyone […]

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For three days, the wind howled in the canyons, disturbing wildlife and people alike. It skittered like skeletal fingers across the rooftops, causing couples to huddle a bit closer in the darkness of night. Yet, the wind was simply a cover. The dust that preceded each gust was subterfuge — blinding the victims subdued them. […]

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  I have a dear sister-friend whose birthday is just a couple days away. She didn’t get the joy of two holidays like many of us — her birthday and Christmas — because the two were so close and often combined. As I’ve gotten older (say what now?!), my circle has expanded and there are […]

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If you love me, please don’t call today. Yes, I know what day it is, but it’s not a day for me to reminisce. You may feel the need to do so and I will, in my own way. I just need to do it differently than you. Had he been on this side of […]

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  This was a wonderful documentary. While the story behind Mr. Spock is what I was expecting, Adam Nimoy did so much more. He told the story of his dad. The man. It gave a glimpse into the personage of Leonard Nimoy. One thing that jumped out was Adam’s discussion about how proud his dad […]

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Today’s rant brought to you by this: I am just … annoyed. Or maybe I’m tired. Or some combination thereof. What had happened was an epiphany: sometimes you give just because it’s the right thing to do. Okay, so not one of my typical (almost) original epiphanies, but here’s the thing. Folks spend too much […]

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