Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Liebster Award

Before I talk about the lovable Liebster, I wanted to mention that I have decided to make this blog a long-term project.  I had been experimenting with it and getting a sense of the WordPress community here.  I feel right at home with the vibe of the place, which means I can unpack now, lol, […]

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The right kind of parenting

[The President] declared that securing the gains of civil rights leaders “requires constant vigilance, not complacency.” “Whether it’s by challenging those who erect new barriers to the vote or ensuring that the scales of justice work equally for all and the criminal justice system is not simply a pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails,” […]

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The talking cure

This week we saw intuitive human genius at work. Antoinette Tuff, a school bookkeeper, through sheer instinct and soundness of character, walked a potential mass murderer back from the brink. The approach she took with the troubled intruder armed with an AK47 has been hailed by trained negotiators as following the very steps they take […]

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Conversation With My Insurance Company’s Automated Machine

Originally posted on Alena Dillon:
Machine: Please say the name of the medication you’d like to refill. For instance, if you’d like to refill a prescription of Nexium, say Nexium. Me: Singulair. Machine: Did you say, Zoloft? If yes, say yes. If no, say no. Me: No. Machine: I’m sorry, I didn’t get that. Me:…

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22 Things Happy People Do Differently

I love this – I can’t think of how to express it any more brilliantly, so I am reblogging. Thank you Lesley!

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