Monthly Archives: October 2011

Surviving those who survive

You may or may not have seen this before: “We are Wall Street. It’s our job to make money. Whether it’s a commodity, stock, bond, or some hypothetical piece of fake paper, it doesn’t matter. We would trade baseball cards … Continue reading

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Feminists need to be consistent

I have no problem with raising money for breast cancer. I have no problem with people calling breasts “boobs,” “hooters” and “ta-tas;” I am not offended when children wear bracelets to school stating, “I (heart) boobies.” I don’t even care that half-naked … Continue reading

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I’ve yet to author something that resembles a novel, but if I had, I likely would have come up with a character who resembles me. In addition to being handsome, this character would endure numerous trials. These trials would demonstrate … Continue reading

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Being like Edward Abbey (sort of)

This is for a local magazine, which I really hope has gone to print by the time this blog is posted. You might like it. There are places in Greenwood that don’t feel like Greenwood at all. They don’t feel … Continue reading

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Little else matters

So I logged into facebook tonight and found out Apple founder Steve Jobs and Civil Rights leader Fred Shuttlesworth died today. While I’m not certain my life has not been affected by their works, I am positive I didn’t know so … Continue reading

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Abandoning fragility

This just in: little girls are not made of glass. Kalista knew this before I did. I’m still learning, actually. For years, I’ve treated my 6-year-old like a baby. Not a 1-year-old or a toddler, but as an infant, keeping … Continue reading

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What’s the best way to blow off steam when you’re angry?

Not to bring it up, but the dynamics of my unique family arrangement can render some stressful moments. Since it’s been brought up, we shall proceed: Mom and Dad – or “Grandma” and “Grandpa” – live three tiny blocks away … Continue reading

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