Madness and Genius: Loss and Laughter

August 11, 2014

There are times of mass mourning when a public figure dies. Inevitably, this leads to people becoming grim at the celebrity culture in general. In most part, I couldn’t agree more. But the cynic in some people leads them to chime in that the masses are fools for mourning the loss of a soul. I […]

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Your Move, Freud

July 24, 2014

It is an elementary primal emotion for humans that when we feel scarcity approaching, we horde. The conveniences of modern life have lessened this, but we all have our triggers. Hell, our bodies do it with food (which is one reason why dieting is so bad for you). It’s a way to adapt and survive. […]

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Let’s All Go to the Movies

July 14, 2014

When I was younger–high school and college-aged–I used to go to the movies like it was my job. In fact, it was kind of a dream job to be a movie critic. But that dream faded much like my dreams of being a rock star, actress and veterinarian. Mr. CVD and I had our lunch […]

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The Well Runs Dry

July 9, 2014

Let me tell you a little story about The Shack. These things will come in bits and pieces but it will all make sense in the end. It’s like a Seinfeld episode that takes place over a great many years. Scene 1: The first time The Mister took me to The Shack he had been […]

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My Life Lately…A Tale of GIFs, Part 9

June 19, 2014

  When the semester was over and I thought I would have all kinds of time to get stuff done…   When I realized that I agreed to take on three independent study students to supplement income…   When I saw how little that income actually was…   When I couldn’t focus on anything I […]

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It Was Bound to Happen

June 11, 2014

We had our first ER trip yesterday. It took almost 17 months for a full-fledged emergency but it has happened. And, unsurprisingly, it was with Emma…the mini-me.  I was hoping she’d forego the part of me that is clumsy and cursed and injury prone, but it seems that’s part of the package deal. No substitutions, […]

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For the Love of Showers

June 1, 2014

I can’t ever recall being a bath girl. A lot of gals like baths. They light candles and relax. Maybe they read. Maybe they listen to music. There are a lot of bubbles. They leave the situation feeling relaxed. Perhaps it’s because I’m a larger lady and bathtubs normally make me feel trapped, but I […]

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What of it?

May 27, 2014

The Mister shared a memed story with me tonight that he said was definitely written about me. The story goes like this… A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mamal, its […]

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The Presence of Time

May 21, 2014

I have had at least seventy hundred gazillion post ideas run through my head since the last time I laid the virtual pen to paper here. And a total of zero of them have even made it to the draft stage.  Those aren’t good numbers. It’s like I’m crossing a threshold for some sort of […]

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The Other Side of Spring

April 22, 2014

It is only the irony of life that keeps me laughing sometimes. This week has brought new life into our home…well, our garage to be exact. On Sunday night, our neighbor came over to inform us that there were kittens “pouring” out of our garage. Two were spotted by him, only one of which I […]

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