All Posts By Dori Owen

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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Election 2016: Facts and Issues

Why are states called red states and blue states? Leave it to the media to start this identifying practice in the 1970s when television...

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Crazy Girl Summer Camp

“When I compliment her she won’t believe me And it’s so, it’s so Sad to think that she don’t see what I see...

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Election 2016: Super Tuesday & a Few More FAQs

This is the second post in a two-part series:  ELECTION 2016: What the Heck is a Contested Convention? Why do U.S. presidential elections...

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All I Ask

I told you once a long time ago. Truth be told I’ve told you so many times. Stay away. Keep your distance. You know the consequences...

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ELECTION 2016: What the Heck is a Contested Convention?

What is a Contested Convention? In the 2016 party nomination conventions, a Contested Convention can happen if no one candidate wins the...

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10 Do’s and Don’ts for Finding Gold at Goodwill

upcycle using ordinary objects to make something extraordinary —URBAN DICTIONARY Anyone who knows me knows not to mess with my every...

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Catholic Girls

They showed you a statue and told you to pray They built you a temple and locked you away But they never told you the price that you pay...

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Don’t Leave a Voicemail Unless You’re My Mother

Even with this clear instruction recorded on my phone’s greeting, invariably, friends and family will still leave me little messages...

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Throwing it all Away

We cannot live together We cannot live apart That’s the situation I’ve known it from the start....

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West Coast Booty Call, It Doesn’t Get Any Better

I met this guy once. Purely by accident. My friend’s son played high school football and our tradition was to gather and have dinner...

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Valentine’s Day Schmalentine’s Day

Other than a New Year’s Eve kiss at midnight, on what other date is so much pressure placed on being a couple? Yes, it is different...

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10 Tips to Deal with Grownup “Mean Girl” Friends

“I’m sorry that people are so jealous of me. But I can’t help it that I’m popular.” ~Regina George This...

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Lost in Transition

Plucked her eyebrows on the way Shaved her legs and then he was a she She says, “Hey, babe, Take a walk on the wild side.”...

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My 17 Day Marriage: A Cautionary Tale.

SCENE: MY OFFICE Colleague:“Why are you putting on makeup?” Me:“My ex-husband is coming by to drop off some...

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I Was Ghosted by a Short Bald Guy

I make it a practice to avoid high school reunions. I did go once. It affirmed my belief that I didn’t care for most of the people...

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A Story of Depression, Isolation, and Finding My Way Back

Princess cards she sends me with her regards, Oh, bar-room eyes shine vacancy To see her you gotta look hard ―Manfred Mann, For You I had...

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Letter from an Arizona Jail: My Friendship with Jodi Arias

“So the question is not whether we will be extremist but what kind of extremist will we be. Will we be extremists for hate or will we...

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