All Posts By Dori Owen

I WANT

I want to be the one you chase in your dreams I want to fill your head with nothing but thoughts of me I want you to write my name over and...

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2:00 AM

Some places in my mind are cerebral neighborhoods best left not to walk through alone. In dreams I am jolted by vivid thoughts I sprint...

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Finding Rudy

“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but...

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The Thin Line Between Funny and Mean

“There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” ―Erma Bombeck This morning I was playing...

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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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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

Yes, I know he’s not on my team. This was a figurative breakup with both him and a literal breakup with CNN. The tipping point came...

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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

“I knew Jack Kennedy; Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.” (Democratic Senator Lloyd...

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ELECTION 2016: Early Voting and Absentee Ballots

“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

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”...

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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

July 18-21, 2016 The 2016 Republican National Convention will be held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. July 25th-28th, 2016...

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ELECTION 2016: Most Important Issues

From several surveys and data sources, these are the biggest issues Americans are concerned about in the 2016 Election: The Economy This...

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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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