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Contagious Smiles: Pass on a Smile Today!

“Oh no. Don’t smile. You’ll kill me. I stop breathing when you smile.” – Tessa Dare, A Lady of Persuasion Google defines smile as to “form one’s features into a pleased, kind, or amused expression, typically with the corners of the mouth turned up and the front teeth exposed” (verb) or “a pleased, kind, or… Continue reading Contagious Smiles: Pass on a Smile Today!

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“Get back Witch!”: A mini character study in The Princess Bride

  Inigo Montoya: “Who are you?” Man in Black: “No one of consequence.” A crone, or a hag, is a recurrent figure in literature. She is that ugly woman in a fairy-tale that is often connected to things that are mystical and unearthly, those dark and sinister things. Interestingly, what can easily be over looked… Continue reading “Get back Witch!”: A mini character study in The Princess Bride

Memoir & Life Stories

Sleep(less): A Young Police Mom & the Last Fingers of Tiredness

As Zarya’s 5’3 and 135 pound frame enters the daycare she is swarmed by a mob of hyper toddlers jumping, hugging, grabbing, and generally causing mischief. One small hand reaches out and starts to pull her baton from her duty belt. With a mother’s lightning reflexes she stops him just as he pulls it free.… Continue reading Sleep(less): A Young Police Mom & the Last Fingers of Tiredness

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Confessions of a Twin Mom – Fur Babies (Guest Post)

Today’s post is written by a childhood friend, Marcia Siekowski. Other examples of Marcia’s writing can be found in TWINS Magazine and Durham Parents of Multiples Newsletter. Confessions of a Twin Mom – Fur Babies I have two dogs, Hungarian Vizslas. They are 5.5 years and they have seen our family through many changes: miscarriages,… Continue reading Confessions of a Twin Mom – Fur Babies (Guest Post)

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Anyway, if we were having coffee…

“If I can make coffee there isn’t anything I can’t do!” – Rachael from Friends The pilot episode for Friends originally aired on September 22, 1994. I was, and actually still am, a huge fan. This is a show that always makes me laugh. For me, the character of Chandelier Bing leads the pack for… Continue reading Anyway, if we were having coffee…