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A Piece of Quiet

“An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.” -Walter Bagehot I’m wearing slick socks to ensure a definite lack of creaking floorboards, I’ve turned off the television much to the dismay of my pint-sized president of The Mickey Mouse Fan Club of America, and I’m whisper typing these sentences despite my ritual of singing… Continue reading A Piece of Quiet

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In this analogy I am Gretel, and you are trying to bake me.

     I came across a Happiness Quiz a short while ago that correlates how well a person knows her neighbors to her overall joy level. My first thought was to click back and change my answer from “The cul-de-sac’s tenants surely think this house is vacant” to “You know it! We have Wine & Cheese… Continue reading In this analogy I am Gretel, and you are trying to bake me.

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If these walls could talk, they’d SCREAM!

The high school world of scraped lockers, scuffed linoleum, and Sharpie-emblazoned picnic tables provided an outlet for me. I suppose you are all anticipating a pro-educational story, an inspirational tale of how that one teacher who made us create Odyssey themed board games changed my life forever. Maybe I went back to visit said teacher,… Continue reading If these walls could talk, they’d SCREAM!

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XOXO, I forgot about Valentine’s Day.

   Valentine’s Day has for ages been the annual celebration of love. As Wikipedia states, “It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in… Continue reading XOXO, I forgot about Valentine’s Day.