I just love words. I love to learn new words and use old words. I love to use the word “Word” when I wholeheartedly agree with somebody, followed closely by the word “up” or “dude”. Nostalgically, two of my all-time favorite words are “cudgel” and “habiliments”. I learned them when I was about 8 years…

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OMG! She’s so judgmental!!! I can’t believe she would say that to someone! Who does she think she is?!” You’ve heard something like that before, haven’t you? I heard it again today and seriously started laughing out loud; even snorted a little. The sheer oxymoronishness of the statement would generally have been enough to send…

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Out of all the scary, creepy, spine-chilling, sweat-inducing, tear-causing, worrisome, phobiotic things that people are afraid of, what’s the number one answer people finally get down to when asked the simple question, “What are you really afraid of?” Being alone. Seriously – that’s it. Not the kind of being alone when everyone’s out of the…

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My son Blake played little league this spring; his first year in the minors which is kid-pitch instead of machine-pitch or coach-pitch. Things can get a little wild at times with 8 to 11-year olds winging the ball at the plate with the ambition of a big-leaguer but the accuracy of a blindfolded Isaac Newton.…

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Seventeen years together – fifteen of them married; and not one fight. Impossible, you say? It’s true. There have been no harsh words, no fits of anger, no slamming doors or throwing dishes. No going home to mother, no silent treatment and no paybacks. Not once. Truly. Sounds like a marriage-made-in-heaven, doesn’t it?  Well, guess…

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