Category Archives: Everybody Has a Story

I’m Listening

The recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia has left oceans of public pain and outrage and debate in its wake. I’ve been asking myself how I should respond. Silence is complicity, I’ve heard. So I shared some relevant posts on Facebook. … Continue reading

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Food Stories

I’m no food blogger. Rather, I’m all about stories. Lately, though, I’ve been reading the labels on some new foods I’ve found. No, not the nutrition labels. That is, I read those, but that isn’t what I’m talking about. I’ve … Continue reading

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It’s Not Me… It’s YOU! –Poll Results

I recently asked you to tell me what ads you see on my blog. My question was, does WordPress randomly assign ads, some of which might embarrass me to death…. or does each person see ads that reflect his/her browsing … Continue reading

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.38 Special: The Fellowship Gathers

Last week, I told you about my failed attempts to get rid of my dad’s old handgun before someone got hurt. Between the post itself and Facebook, my sad tale garnered a variety of responses. Congratulations, commenters! You are now … Continue reading

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Happy Juneteenth!

All I can say is, they didn’t have motor vehicles or the Internet in January of 1863. That’s when President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all slaves in the United States. Except the word didn’t get out very fast. … Continue reading

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Birthday FAIL: or, Why My Husband’s Bicycle Has a Preposterous Name

He already has so many bicycles I can’t keep track of them. What’s one more? That’s what I thought last summer, when Brent showed me an ad for a custom, retro-style Bianchi road bike. His newest bike is also a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Young Wisdom

It was an ordinary first day of a creative writing class at UT Arlington. The instructor had us take turns introducing ourselves, and I was about fifth or sixth. I’d gotten through my major, the town where I lived, number … Continue reading

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