Posts from the ‘Serious stuff’ category

The philosophy of “stop that”: Why I tell my kids to knock it off

I don’t see big-picture things, and I am most certainly not observant about patterns. My happy place is in the details. In the aftermath of a…

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Say cheese… Making memories

When I was three, my aunt took me to the playground at her college. I had to pee but didn’t want to stop playing. So I…

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Time to drive

My puppy is stupid. He wants to eat everything, even things that are bigger than him, which is pretty much everything because he only weighs 5…

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In which Nella kicks cancer’s ass. The end.

SPOILERS. Sorry. There’s this funny rule about not giving away the endings to stories, especially when they’re still in the process of being written. But sometimes…

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On Mother’s Day.

I received a white sweater for Christmas. I didn’t like it at first. I don’t wear white, it makes me look big and sloppy, what with…

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Marriage matters.

My eardrums are vibrating inside P!nk’s new album and I have a damp line between my eyebrows from where I tipped my goblet too far when…

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International Day of the Girl: What I’d tell my 15-year-old self.

It’s the International Day of the Girl, which is a very special day. That is a day. And there are girls. On the day. Internationally. All…

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Call to action: Higher standards against bullying. Who can you save?

You should go read this now: Michigan teen targeted in homecoming “prank” gets last laugh. The Cliff’s Notes version: High school sophomore Whitney Kropp was voted…

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