Archive for May 2013

Vintage, flea and antique markets: my new obsession and there are plenty right here!

Shelf - $45 Randolph Street Market
Quite a few years ago I shopped at a store that carried quite a bit of vintage merchandise. I found myself drawn to it as I am a lover of all things unusual. Not necessarily old, just unusual. I discovered that buying a lot of these types of things are much more expensive in a... Read more »

Breast cancer 10 years later: life as I see it

Today I had my annual check up at the oncologist. I hate that word, oncologist. I hate the word cancer and everything that goes along with it. But I do love the fact that it’s now been just about ten years since I was diagnosed and I am here writing about it. Yes, that I... Read more »

Jodi Arias sentencing watch: has it changed your feelings about the death penalty?

Jodi Arias sentencing watch: has it changed your feelings about the death penalty?
The death penalty is not something that should ever be thrown around lightly in conversation. “Oh yeah”, she should get death” or “she killed ┬áTravis Alexander and deserves to die for it”. Not so fast. After listening to the countless hours of testimony, arguments, the families impact statements, Jodi’s statements and the full spectrum of... Read more »
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Mediocre blogging - it's really okay to be just "okay"

Mediocre blogging - it's really okay to be just "okay"
Blogging. A funny word for what really started as a way for people to express their thoughts, keep an online diary, etc. There were many reasons for it. Now in 2013 there are several hundred million blogs out there. Mine, is just one of them. That sure makes me a small pea in a very... Read more »

Jodi Arias guilty: it's what we've waited for but it's still a sad day

Jodi Arias guilty: it's what we've waited for but it's still a sad day
Jodi is guilty. I’ve waited to hear this verdict for many months now. It’s what so many people have waited for, prayed for. Yet I don’t find myself feeling elated. I find myself just plain sad. Last week I was looking at pictures of Jodi that were pre murder trial, pre all this crazy madness... Read more »

Three women found in Ohio: will they ever recover?

Three women found in Ohio: will they ever recover?
By now most people have heard about the miraculous rescue of three women that went missing a decade ago without a trace. All vanished at separate times and had never known or seen each other before. Yet, for a decade they were all each other had for support and comfort. When situations such as this... Read more »
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College kids home for the summer: Don't drive your parents crazy

College kids home for the summer: Don't drive your parents crazy
To all of you kids coming home from college for the summer: I’m a lucky parent that no longer has to deal with this shit. Yes, I had six summers between my two daughters that I got to enjoy them living back at home after being on their own for nine months. On their own... Read more »