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Lean In

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Driving a car through an unfamiliar area. Talking to a kid with an ear infection or someone who’s hard of hearing. Sharing a secret with someone. They all have something in common. When the boys were little we traveled to California with a couple we are friends with. We took on San Diego with the…
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When God comes as a Photographer and a Steak n Shake Waitress

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November naturally brings on the onslaught of “thankful Facebook posts” that I have a love hate relationship with. I love them because I love seeing people be thankful for what they have. I hate them because I’m afraid people may think they can only  be thankful in November. I know that’s not the heart of…
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Green for Vets, Red for Hookers

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We were on our way to a basketball game when from the back seat of the van we hear, “What’s the green light mean?” Bewildered, I ask “Huh?” “The green lights.  On some people’s front porches.  Why are some green and some aren’t?” My own light went off in my head “Oh!  Well, that means…
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Gettin dissed

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May I just say? October really sucked. I mean, nothing against the month and all…it’s usually my favorite month of the year, actually. But I have never been so glad to see a month end. Please November.  Be gentle. Nothing bad happened to me personally but just the daily-ness of life and feeling like a…
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A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

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So the older I’ve gotten, and the longer I’ve been married to Jason, I have found that I don’t enjoy staying in a hotel like I used to. Young Jill would have thrown caution to the wind and jumped right into the hotel bed and snuggled right up. Nowadays I strip the bed and search…
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