Category Archives: Humor

Chuck Norris Won’t Let Me Write

I’m preparing to write a masterful blog post. It’s a daunting endeavor. First of all, I must think of a gripping subject matter. This task is often the hardest. Thoughts are fleeting. Focus is fickle. Therefore, food is required to … Continue reading

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Christians are Hypocrites – I Have Proof

4:25. The bold black numbers shifted slowly, rhythmically, ever upwards. 4:37…4:44…4:53. I watched the numbers metamorphosis, mesmerized by their clock-like precision. 5:25. Sighing, I glanced to my left at the large, modern clock, then back at the caller ID screen, … Continue reading

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To My Teen Brother: I’m Sorry. Your Christmas Gift Involves My Little Pony

For a big family, Christmas presents are an interesting proposition. Should every family member give every other family member a gift? For us, a family of ten, the answer has been a resounding, “I’d be broke if I gave all … Continue reading

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Herbert Loves Me, and Other Weird Things Librarians Hear

Librarians are not known for their lovability. Lost in reminiscing, my grandpa once reflected, “I was scared of the library ladies.” When pressed for details, he paused, and his left eyelid twitched. Finally, he muttered, “They shushed people.” Indeed. Generally, … Continue reading

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So Big – A Tale of Gyms and Disillusionment

“Soooo big!” I turned and stared scathingly. “What did you just say?” The jerk grinned, repeating blithely, “You’re sooo big!” I stared daggers at my oblivious brother. “Is that a joke?” Quirking a sardonic eyebrow, he pointed at my little sister, who … Continue reading

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Dramatic Decisions – Move to Europe? Or Cut My Hair?

There comes a point in every woman’s life when she simply needs a change. Revamped geographical scenery is not enough, nor is a complete upheaval of her familiar quirks and habits. Even switching up her favorite restaurant never quite cuts it. Frankly, … Continue reading

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Diet Coke, My Mom, and Adventure: A Poem for Mother’s Day

For providing a safety net While I spread my wings For picking me up When they, untested, failed. For worrying about me When I didn’t worry enough, Yet exuding quiet confidence In my ability to succeed. For giving the gift … Continue reading

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Testing Insanity

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“The Deep, Dark Secret of Male Blood Donors” – from a Woman’s Perspective

I was bleeding, and nobody tried to stop it. Crimson life trickled slowly through my veins. I squeezed my hand cautiously, and the ebb increased, flowing like a red river over my arm, only to decrease when I eased the … Continue reading

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Stand Me in the Corner – I Deserve It

I have been a bad blogger of late. I get that. If it makes it better, guilt has swamped me many times, and I’ve felt the tingling itch in my fingertips that can only be soothed by writing it away. … Continue reading

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