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I Want to Be Like That

I remember being a kid, trailing behind my mom at the mall. A pack of teenage girls breezed by us with their perfect hair, smudged black...

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It’s Been Hell and It’s Been a Ride

How do you cram 60 years worth of living in 200 words or less?  Let me try. It’s been a hell of a ride or as my older sister likes...

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Enough is enough is too much

I recently read two unrelated articles that touched on a worrisome trend taking place among affluent communities in the United States,...

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Male confessions: When Your Penis Does the Thinking for You…

Information About Guys … I had a call from an old friend I used to run with years ago. He’s about 20 years younger than I am. One...

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Live With Intention Right Now

We ask it, as parents, every time we scroll through the photos on our phones and spot a pic of our little one—two years ago—when he...

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I am swimming in a sea of estrogen deprivation and wearing a designer life vest

These days I’ve been thinking a lot about choices. How you make a choice to do something that leads you down a specific path, only to be...

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Raising an Only Child … and Why It’s Not a Crime

“Is he your only child?” This question, said with a mixture of curiosity and horror, has come my way more times than I can...

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Running with Scissors

The first time I held a pair of scissors I was in first grade. My teacher, Ms. Bebe oversaw the scissor proceedings with solemn gravity....

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Your Bed

Forever and a day is what I once will have it said that/if I can make your bed I can be led to see the world through your eyes and not die...

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Are you settling for Mr. Right-Now?

We, as women, have come a long way. We have fought for our right to vote and for equality in the work place. We work hard each day and have...

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25 Typed Pages: How One School and One Teacher Changed My Life

I was the first person in my family to graduate from college. It was a huge surprise for all of us. Not because I wasn’t smart or because...

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The Butterfly Effect

I took a Method Writing class with the well-known Jack Grapes last fall, and I noticed a deep parallel with one of Jack’s writing...

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9 Things That Make a Guy Good Enough for My Daughter

I’ve been hesitant to write this because I didn’t want to piss off my baby girl, but here we go. In an ideal world, this is what I...

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9 Life Hacks Learned by Playing Soccer

You know that awkward question “What do you do?” I am a cook, cleaner, chauffeur, counselor, concubine, crazed lunatic a.k.a...

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The Supermodel Thief

A long, long time ago, when fashion was fierce and supermodels reigned supreme, I was fortunate enough to have been chosen to walk (stumble...

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Divorce is the New Black

What do you think when you hear the word divorce? You probably think what most people in our society think when they hear the word divorce:...

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I Hacked into My Teenager’s Facebook Account

After reading this story, you may think I’m the worst parent ever or you may think that I’m the best parent ever....

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Use the Power of Positive Thinking to Change Your Life

Like most people, I have experienced the constant chatter ringing in my ears. The voice I heard was filled with the fear of failure....

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Should Freedom of Speech have Limits? Maybe.

After two harrowing weeks in Paris, it behoves me to make a few enlightened comments. I use the word ‘enlightened’ not as a means to...

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Are You Masculine Enough to be Feminine? Effeminate Men are Sexy!

My husband could not be anymore of a “man.” A macho, tough, tattooed, spitting, cursing, truck driving man. Really this is true. I met...

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Mexico

i searched for in Mexico hoping to see Your face – so many people resembled You i felt your spirit in this foreign place. i hunted...

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Towering Trees

those towers were trees they were strong in the breeze and they were in my backyard. those towers were mine they made me feel fine when I...

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The Most Successful Way to a Lovers Heart … is a Lost Art

When I was 11 years old, I bought a red journal that was covered with little Teddy Bears. It had a gold lock and a single gold key. My mom...

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20 Life Lessons from Your Best Buddy

Most of these little pearls of wisdom come from my wild and sordid youth. I will be updating as I recall more. If even one person is saved...

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8 Gross & True Things You Should Know About Lipstick

The other day I found myself trolling through Google looking for some information on iconic women and their signature style. Page after...

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The NSA, Naked Women — and How We Differentiate Between Violations of Privacy.

On November 12, 2014, ten years and a distance of 6.5 billion kilometers after its initial launch, the European Space Agency successfully...

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