Party Animal

Man wearing contraption

Despite my introverted and shy nature, people may be surprised to know that I’m not much of a party animal. I don’t have the natural […] Read

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Doctor

Clipart Comedy

Looking for some old-fashioned cartoons? Here’s a few for you. (Click to enlarge)         Read

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A young lad conducting an experiment

Science Patrick’s Day

Otto, Donna, and I spent the afternoon of March 17 at the McWane Center in Birmingham, Alabama. There were several special events and exhibits at […] Read

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Woman Wanting More

Yadda, Yadda, Yaddo

  I arrived at Yaddo, the prestigious artists’ retreat, in the summer of 1941. With America’s “day that will live in infamy” several months away, […] Read

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Shuffling Greeting Cards

Shuffling Cards at Work – Deal Me Out

In a recent scientific survey, all Americans said they would rather be attacked by a rabid badger than sign greeting cards at work. Granted, the […] Read

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Ham

The Hammy

  This weekend is the annual Burt family ham decorating and sculpting contest, otherwise known as The Hammy. I don’t like to brag, but I […] Read

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Classroom

Third Grade Vocabulary Words and Example Sentences

My eight-year-old son asked me to help him with example sentences for his vocabulary words. I think I may have caused further confusion with the […] Read

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Choking the Muse

Choking the Muse and Her Skanky Girlfriend

  Let’s face it: writing is hard work. It’s difficult even when you know what you want to write about and it’s downright excruciating when […] Read

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Susan and Todd skating

Toe Jumps and Camel Spins: The Susan and Todd Story

  Susan and Todd believe in love at first sight. “That might sound strange considering how long it took Todd to notice me,” Susan said. […] Read

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Easter Bat

Visiting the Easter Bat

It has become a yearly tradition (at least this year) to round up the neighborhood kids and take them to visit the Easter Bat. At […] Read

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Woman jumping

Recovering From Debt Rape

Though ignored by financial experts, the number one cause of debt is a lack of money. Sure, we’ll look at the causes for the lack […] Read

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White Whale

Chasing Moby

  EXT. ON THE DECK OF THE SHIP, PEQUOD – DAY CAPTAIN AHAB is standing on the ship’s deck, looking intently across the ocean. STARBUCK […] Read

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Walking with Dinosaurs in Alabama

Walking with Dinosaurs in Alabama

The family and I went to Birmingham, Alabama, in 2009 to watch “Walking with Dinosaurs.” We heard two kids were killed at a previous show, […] Read

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