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Our understanding of modern marriage arose about 800 years ago when people didn’t live as long as we do today.   When a couple committed to love honor and cherish each other until death do us part, it wasn’t that big a deal because the typical lifespan was only about 40 years! Through advances in modern […] ...
Posted: Aug 29 2018 @ 11:43 AM
I once heard a comedian who did a bit about gift cards that really hit home.  In his monologue, he mocked the concept of taking $100 that could be spent ANYWHERE and then exchanging it for $100 that could only be spent at one store. I also dislike gift cards.  I find them to be […] ...
Posted: Jun 13 2018 @ 9:27 AM
It was a schoolmate’s birthday pool party. I was sitting on a lawn chair enjoying the sunshine. The kids were splashing in the pool as the parents mingled and made small talk. Something about my personality is drawn toward children, so I gravitated toward the pool where the children were playing.  I also wanted to […] ...
Posted: Jun 12 2018 @ 10:08 AM
I am convinced that under this administration, people have felt more emboldened to allow their bigoted and otherwise backward views on life bubble to the surface without shame or fear of consequences.  When the leader of the free world refers to a sitting member of Congress as  what most people deem to be a racial […] ...
Posted: May 30 2018 @ 10:22 AM
I once had a boss whom I considered a mentor, but I don’t recall why. He rarely gave me any advice on growing my skill set or how to navigate office politics. And then he fired me. via Daily Prompt: Mentor Advertisements ...
Posted: May 05 2018 @ 1:42 PM
Genie is a girl I used to work with. She went through a divorce and lost a lot of weight due to anxiety and pain. As she recovered she got heavy again. And she is happy. via Daily Prompt: Genie Advertisements ...
Posted: Apr 19 2018 @ 7:49 AM
Sometimes you just feel depleted. Depletion is not depression. Depression may feel like being at the bottom of a glass looking outward and upward. Depletion is the fluid in the glass. It can feel like a state of nothingness, weakness, stillness, but not sadness. Floating on itself. Daily Prompt: Deplete Advertisements ...
Posted: Apr 17 2018 @ 10:56 AM
When I hear people rationalize spending money on services based upon the concept of “what’s your time worth”, I get a little defensive. In a previous life I was also someone who would value ALL of my time based upon my HOURLY WAGES at my job.  It is easy to make this argument, but it doesn’t […] ...
Posted: Mar 30 2018 @ 11:40 AM
My son twisted his knee about 6 weeks ago. He tried to stay active but it kept feeling worse. After about a week, we took him to an orthopedist to look him over. An MRI was ordered and a secondary referral was made for a rheumatologist to rule out some other symptoms that could have […] ...
Posted: Mar 28 2018 @ 11:07 AM
My wife drives a leased car because she is able to get favorable tax treatment as a business owner. One of the tires seems to have a slow leak and is holding air, but not enought for safe travel.  Another tire has a plug in it so I was anticipating replacing at least two of […] ...
Posted: Jan 30 2018 @ 4:44 PM


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