It is 2 p.m. and it is time to go for a run.  I don’t care that it is pouring outside.  It seems appropriate to leap into puddles today; then again, I never really outgrew puddle jumping. I don’t stop …

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The other day, I wrote about Modern Philosophical Sayings that Annoy Me.  Now, with the help of several bloggers and friends, I offer the companion piece to it.  I hope that when you’re troubled, or sad, or trying to comfort …

Philosophical Sayings or Actions that Help Someone in Need Read more »

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Yesterday, the administrator from one of my favorite Facebook Pages, Stephanie StClaire: Blissbombed (she also is a personal coach and writes a blog at BLISSBOMBED.com) asked her readers to discuss the modern philosophical sayings that most annoyed them.  My eyelids …

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Novel Overview             The other day, my writing partner Renee-Schuls-Jacobsen Lessons from Teachers and Twits and I tried to summarize my novel in a paragraph, and I’m here to tell you it isn’t easy to step back and pinpoint a …

My Novel in One Sentence Read more »

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In 11th grade, I completed an essay and in it, I quoted the biblical phrase, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”[1]  I wrote a precocious albeit philosophically naïve two pages about the nature of condemnation without comprehension.  To my …

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I winnowed my inbox down to 38 messages and while I clicked and deleted messages, I thought about a friend, a close friend, who is going to click and delete her Facebook account soon, and I smiled at the tight …

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It all started . . . oh hell, I honestly don’t know when it all started.  Yesterday, maybe?  It all started . . . in a bar somewhere?  Wait, I’m getting ahead of myself, because where it all really started …

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The other day, an acquaintance of mine sent me one of the coming to Jesus corrective notes, and I never feel good when I receive those.  I was feeling pretty shitty anyway, and then when I read what she wrote, …

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Are we, as a society, better off as a result of Valentine’s Day?  Does the expectation of receiving gifts and expressions of romantic love make us better humans?  Is buying chocolates, jewelry or formulaic cards the best way to pursue …

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