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The Mother of All Meltdowns is Turning One!

  One of the proudest days in my life was when I was accepted as a contributor to this book. The Mother of All Meltdowns was full of so many writers I admired I couldn’t believe I got to be included right beside them. What amazed me even more was how many people bought our […]

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I Am An American and Today I Celebrate Abraham Lincoln

Do you know who our 16th president was? Does your 3rd grader? As of today, thanks to a Congressional resolution, it is International Darwin Day, now and forever on February 12. It also happens to be the birthday of one of the (I dare say the second) greatest Presidents in this America’s history. The man […]

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My Son’s Brain is Not Public Domain

I remember when I was a Political Science major, I had this amazing professor who had us read a whole list of books on Utopias; just so we would be sure that we knew what a Utopia was, and that we didn’t live in one. After my son was born I began reading Young Adult […]

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100 Word Song – Starting Over

This week I am continuing the story of Lu and Cici for my good friend Lance’s 100 Word Song Meme over at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog and one of my partners at Raised on the Radio. This week the song is (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. I am amazed at how effortlessly this […]

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music writing

100 Word Song – Fall at Your Feet

This week I am continuing the story of Lu and Cici for my good friend Lance’s 100 Word Song Meme over at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog and one of my partners at Raised on the Radio. I’m feeling pretty cool, because I got to choose the song, “Fall at Your Feet” by Crowded House. I […]

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100 Word Song – Nearly Lost You

This week I am continuing the story of Lu and Cici for my good friend Lance’s 100 Word Song Meme over at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog and one of my partners at Raised on the Radio. The song is Nearly Lost You by The Screaming Trees. I am amazed at how effortlessly this story flows […]

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100 Word Song – Her First Mistake

This week I had the honor of choosing the song for my good friend Lance’s 100 Word Song Meme over at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog and one of my partners at Raised on the Radio. I chose Lyle Lovett’s Her First Mistake because, well – there isn’t a Lyle Lovett song that […]

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100 Word Song – Perfect Day

“I met your momma when she came here to study. She needed a place to stay and I needed a counter-girl.” He sat back, wistful, “That was a different time completely. Aw Cecilia you wouldn’t have recognized the place.”  His face softened with a smile. No one had ever called her Cecilia before – it […]

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100 Word Song – And She Was

With shaking hands she reached to take the stack of papers from Beaufort.  And just as her fingers brushed them she stopped. “Wait. Please, tell me about her. Just a little before I have to look at this.” “Darling, your momma was like an angel. Wherever she went it was like she was walking on […]

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100 Word Song – Graceless

The bells on the door tinkled; Beaufort looked up from placing flowers in the vases on the counter. “Well dear, what took you so long?” Relief flooded through CiCi as she realized that in what would prove to be the hardest thing she had ever done in her life, she would at least have one […]