The Utility Of Well-Placed Guilt.

One of my most common disclaimers when I meet new folks is that one of my parents was raised Jewish and the other was raised Catholic, hence I am “half Jewish/half Catholic – which equals twice the guilt.” And while I say this partially in jest, it is grounded in a clear understanding and appreciation of the…
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Everyone Needs A Little Lucy In Their Life…

I never imagined I would be an Ethel, until I was. I believed for a long time that being an Ethel meant doing what was expected and safe. Frankly, being an Ethel seemed dull. Not that anyone saw me as an Ethel, everyone assumed I was all Lucy, all the time. But the line between…
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When Reality Hit

March 24, 2015, I had a fairly unique experience at the dollar store in town. Perhaps the most unique part was the location, because I do not believe the dollar store experiences such a thing with any regularity. I figure I caused a bit of psychological scarring for dollar store manager Travis that day. For…
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Same As It Ever Was…

Well, hello there. You may not remember me as my last blog entry was in late 2014. Prior to that blog entry I amassed over 1,800 blog entries over a five year period. I guess you could say blogging was “my thing” – until it wasn’t. Moving from daily blogging to periodic blogging to no…
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If I Die Tomorrow…

I hear stories from folks about the costs involved in death and I am appalled at how much of an expense one can be as a result of death.  With all due respect to the multibillion dollar funeral service industry, I am opting out.  When I am dead, I think my earthly needs are over. …
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