It’s Nice to have Friends

I organized seven phone call and face to face meetings with friends here and abroad to sort some stuff out in my own head this week and I had a realization that made me a bit sad: Most people don’t have these kinds of friends, and it made me wonder why. We’re quite social and […]

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Scary Awesome Coaches

My oldest girl plays basketball and has a much scarier coach than last year. At the risk of saying too much and incurring the wrath of the community on one side of the equation or the other I figured I would attempt what I have been attempting my entire life: to roll with what life […]

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My Heart Hurts

Things people with my personality don’t say: “That’s too hard” “I don’t have enough time” “My heart hurts” “I’d rather stay home and read” “That’s too hard” I really have no place to put this one because I honestly am more likely to try something stupidly impossible if you tell me you think it would […]

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Creatures of Habit

Tis the season to pretend we want to change something! I find that I would change more things for the better in my life if I actually wanted to. It sounds funny to say out loud because what normally comes out is “I don’t understand why ____ never changes?” And “If only ____ would ____ […]

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Boney M Christmas

Every year my mom would trot out the ghetto blaster (interesting name), take the Boney M Christmas album cassette out (look up what cassette means) and play the world’s most painful music while I descended into madness. My childhood memories aren’t many, one tends to selectively block out the stupid things one attempted lest one […]

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Deck the Halls

Sadly I’m fairly terrible at decorating for the holidays. I like the holidays and like the decorations, I just don’t like doing it. My last daughter is extremely competitive and was driving through the city saying “Good house! Bad house! Best house!” by way of rating the outside Christmas lights. She narrows her eyes as […]

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Employees with Pulses

I was recently helping a friend of mine create a hiring process. I’ve had a fair amount of experience similar to his line of work…the trades, and I was forever frustrated that every company wanted to hire the best people, but secretly settled for anyone with a pulse. “Hi! We just landed a giant job […]

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