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Raw and honest, life is too short to not have a sense of humor about it, but sometimes it does get a little big. I hope you like rollercoasters.

200 Words

200 words are all that separate me from the best opportunity I’ve had in a long time and I’m terrified. What a thin line. But it’s not the words separating me, is it…? It’s 200 words at the end of …

Bourdain was My Tribe

Many friends were quick to eloquently share their thoughts about the loss of Anthony Bourdain; quotes from him that summed up the essence of the person he showed the public – a person I do not doubt was very close …

The Soldier’s Final Letter

Frederick City, Md. Sept. 13, 1862 Dear Mother, We are near Frederick City expecting every hour to have an engagement with the enemy. I understand the enemy are under Gen. Lee, we have a tremendous army under Gen. Burnside. I …

Bunny Trails

Long after I had given up on Santa Claus, I believed in the Easter Bunny because of bunny trails.   For my mom, the world was filled with magic at the holidays. People were nicer to each other, the food …

I Hate Exercise

I hate exercise. There. I said it.   More people in the post-agrarian United States are exercising than ever before: Crossfit, 24-hour gyms, yoga, hiking Meetup groups. They love all the sweat, torture, and challenge! A few months ago, I …