defining pain… it’s not an excuse

I don’t discuss certain topics with very many people, partly because I’m rather private that way, and partly because I don’t like being looked at “like that”. Friends and family know I’m sensitive to MSG, most of my coworkers know I have migraines. A few people know I have joint issues, and fewer still know…

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Take off your panties for gynecological cancer

We all know that October is breast cancer awareness month. Did you know that September is gynecological cancer awareness month? Yeah, it’s a mouthful, but the fact is, gynecological cancer goes beyond the things we normally hear about. It’s more than your cervix and your ovaries. Though those have their own months as well. January…

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Santa Paws?

OK, I’m sharing this because it’s just so flippen’ cute. Really. Seriously. And besides, you can win pet products. Really. Seriously. For Christmas. If you know me, you know I don’t normally do commercial posts. And this isn’t a commercial, really. This is about a sweepstakes, which I also normally don’t do. But the story…

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On Chik-fil-A, part 1

Though I have clear, strong opinions on marriage equality, I’ve been carefully staying out of the whole Chik-fil-A argument. I tend to think that companies should stick to their business and keep their politics out of it. I also tend to think that we all “boycott” businesses all the time (we just don’t call it…

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Giving a little Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year in America the holidays are upon us. Halloween is past and the entire season of thanksgiving, peace and good will has begun. It’s also a time of incredible commercialism, but let’s set that aside for a bit and turn our eyes to better things. Whether your family has the traditional…

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The Tale of an Empty Desk

I look at the empty desk and I wonder, could I have done more? Should I have done more? I look at the empty desk and I feel a sense of loss. She’s gone. The young lady who always graced our front office with charm, wit and a bubbly personality is gone. No, she’s not…

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Random thoughts on social networking

One thing I have discovered here on the Internet is social networking sites. No, I don’t mean MySpace and I don’t mean chat rooms. I’ve discovered sites with a purpose. You see, I started out frequenting message boards that focussed on my hobbies, including some shooting boards and well… let’s just say, I found most…

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I’m just a little toe…

… what can I do? So you don’t donate thousands of dollars to your favorite charity and you don’t volunteer hours upon hours each month at your local homeless shelter, nor have you adopted a child orphaned by some natural disaster, nor trekked into Africa carrying medical supplies past warring tribes. Your budget doesn’t have…

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