What A Fabulous Legacy…

Yesterday was Miss Sparkle’s last day of ninth grade.  It left her a little melancholy.  It left me a little melancholy as well.  A whole year passed so quickly.  I never cease to be amazed at how quickly the time goes. I confess that I was happy to be relieved of the additional time burden…
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The Tried And True…

Mike bought a new vehicle over the weekend.  I surmise it was time.  His car at 12 years old was no longer aging well.  It had a myriad of problems that when viewed individually were minor irritations, but when viewed collectively signaled a system on the brink of failure.  Indeed, as the dealership who sold…
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Choose Your Battles…

In all relationships you have to choose your battles.  I say this because if you do not, you probably won’t have any enduring relationships.  There must be give and take – and sometimes that give and take requires you to keep your mouth shut about something that irritates you in the moment. Not that choosing…
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North Dakota Legislators – Did You Have Sex Before Marriage?

I was unaware that North Dakota legislators put a law in place in 2011 (that became effective in July 2012) that requires K-12 schools in North Dakota to include in sexual health curriculum “instruction pertaining to the risks associated with adolescent sexual activity and the social, psychological, and physical health gains to be realized by…
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Cheating Is A Sad And Awkward Dance…

I never cease to be amazed at how blinding affairs can be to folks’ sensibilities.  Often colleagues and coworkers can see the telltale signs even as the two with their heads in the clouds feel like they are acting as covert as Russian double agents.  Yet those in the midst of an affair become detached…
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