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Make Hey! — while the sun shines. Even a little.

If this year is any indication, the next half century of my life is going to be VERY busy. The first half was, too — but nuthin’ like this. It’s good. I’m a big fan of making hay while the sun shines and this year, has been a whole lotta “Hey!” even on slightly cloudy days.   Having always been a storyteller, the writing and babbling out loud of my own stories has been fun — and this year I’m […]

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Lyin’ Eyes

What can be done about habitual lying? Don’t we all know someone in our life who isn’t a bad person, but fibs all the time? Someone who will lie even about silly, unimportant things. When we get upset by this behavior we will often question ourselves, wondering “Am I being too sensitive? Should I just let it go?” Not gonna lie, this habit of fibbing is not something to gloss over and ignore. Honestly, human nature can cause us to […]

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Dear Evil Loan Company: I’ve created a Voodoo doll

DEAR EVIL LOAN COMPANY

Dear Evil Loan Company: When I first embarked upon the journey of securing a mortgage with your company, it was for good reasons. My experience with you has now left me questioning why bad people happen to good reasons. It was an exciting day, when you looked at credit scores in the 800’s and announced that pre-approval for a pretty-penny wasn’t going to be any trouble at all. Papers were signed and trust was handed over to you as you […]

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Steeping…

It started with a junk drawer in the kitchen – and now I’m going through all of the notes from my “ringside seat to crazy.” I’m steeping, but I’ll be back on Wednesdays, once I’ve sifted through the sawdust.  There’s a whole lot of sweet, sour, snark, sparkle and sewage and I’m letting it all steep, before I decide what to serve and what to save. Happy New Year to you! xo – t.

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I’ve got your number (Numerophobia)

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had a fear of numbers and I don’t just dislike them either. I actually get queasy when forced to deal with mathematical objects. The medical term for a phobia of numbers is called numerophobia and translates to: “a morbid fear of numbers.”  Morbid?!  It makes me think, they say that most people would “rather die than speak in front of a group of people” and while I’m one of the weird ones who […]

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The Fallon Hotel… is a real place.

The Fallon Hotel… is a real place. Fielding some questions from people about the Fallon Hotel, I’ve decided I should take a moment and explain that it is a REAL place and the book I’m writing comes from a kernel of truth, something that happened to my son and I years ago – shortly after his diagnosis of autism. Here’s the explanation: Walking into the Fallon the first thing you sense is how small it really is.  Some might say […]

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Thanksgivings Remembered

This is a repeat from 2009 —  One of the things I never thought I’d be thankful for, but time changes many things (including our minds and hearts), is my unconventional family, especially at Thanksgiving.  Having a somewhat wacky family means no true annual traditions and seeing that Norman Rockwell imagery of an American Thanksgiving a thousand and one times growing up, I disliked that.  A lot.  But over the years, I have come to appreciate my lifetime of unusual, but incredibly memorable, […]

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