All Posts By Dori Owen

8 Reasons to Love, or Not Love, Valentine’s Day

“Why is it no one sent me yet one perfect limousine, do you suppose? Ah no, it’s always just my luck to get one perfect rose.”...

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A Soldier Died Today

Only the dead have seen the end of war. ―Plato Today I found out that a close friend’s nephew had died when I received an email with...

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Why the Women’s March on Washington is So Important

“There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it.” – Alice Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9,...

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10 Great Hacks for Holiday Travel

“The major advantage of domestic travel is that, with a few exceptions such as Miami, most domestic locations are conveniently...

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I Dreamed of You Last Night

You found your way into my dreams again You are never unwanted You are such a welcomed change from nightmares that haunt me over and over...

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Why I Rarely Tell People I Have a Mental Illness

Why is it that every organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy except the brain? ―Ruby Wax Subtitle: It would be so much...

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Someday Someway

If someone should ask what is a regret? I would answer truthfully and say not mastering how to stay. I’ve pretended to sleep with men...

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Sabado Gigante: A Saturday Night Tradition With My Father

My father and I had a unique tradition on Saturday nights. We spent this night together for years. First, during summers when he would...

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ELECTION 2016: I’ve Broken Up With Anderson Cooper

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series: Election 2016 Yes, I know he’s not on my team. This was a figurative breakup with both him...

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The Friday Bookmobile

Take no heed of her…. She reads a lot of books.―Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair I cannot tell my son I walked to or from school in...

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10 Tips on Becoming the Perfect Houseguest

“Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” ―Benjamin Franklin I lived in Laguna Beach, California and hosted many...

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Aurora and the Prime Cuts Hair Salon

“That’s the whole point of life, you know? To meet new people.”              ―Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary...

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ELECTION 2016: The 1st Presidential Debate; Her View

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series: Election 2016 “I knew Jack Kennedy; Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re...

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ELECTION 2016: Early Voting and Absentee Ballots

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series: Election 2016 “Every election is determined by the people who show up.”            ...

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25 Things About My Mother

“But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begins.” ―Mitch Albom, For One More Day...

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Falling in Love in Mexico

“You’re pretty low maintenance, as women go.” “I am, am I?” She sounded amused. “Yeah. Like a cactus.”...

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Bad Things

“And all those shadows they’re filled up with doubt. I wanna do bad things with you.” –Jace Everett, Bad Things...

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ELECTION 2016: How to Decide Who to Vote for U.S. President

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series: Election 2016 “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, you may cherish the...

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When the Parent Becomes the Child

“It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to...

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ELECTION 2016: About Political Conventions

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series: Election 2016 July 18-21, 2016 The 2016 Republican National Convention will be held at the Quicken...

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I’m Stable. Now What? My Radicalization Journey

“I don’t want to stay in the bad place, where no one believes in silver linings or love or happy endings.” ―Matthew Quick, The...

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ELECTION 2016: Most Important Issues

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series: Election 2016 From several surveys and data sources, these are the biggest issues Americans are...

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Before It Was Date Rape

I grew up in a university town and was dating and partying with college boys while I was still in high school. These boys had gone to high...

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16 Things My Father Never Told Me

It has been 13 years since my Father died. His birthday fell on the same weekend as Father’s Day. I try to avoid everything Hallmark...

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The LA Story of a Kept Woman

Noun. 1. A woman who is given a home and money by a man who she has a sexual relationship with. 2. Lover. A significant other to whom you...

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The Kleptomaniac

Kleptomania (klep-toe-MAY-nee-uh) The recurrent failure to resist urges to steal items that you don’t really need and that usually...

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