Category Archives: Things I Couldn’t Make Up If I Tried

What to Say When Someone Dies, and They Were Not a Very Nice Person

I had an odd experience last week, when I found out a relative had died (via Facebook, ironically). I use the term “relative” loosely. Technically this person and I would appear together on a family genealogy page. However, the word … Continue reading

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11:28 Minute Miles

Today I ran for the first time since the kids went back to school. When I planned the run, I was feeling very positive about it. But when 9 a.m. arrived, I was not very excited. It’s been a long … Continue reading

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So I Ran a 10K. I Know, Right?

Today I ran a 10K. I have the sore muscles to prove it. When I started running almost a year ago, I never thought I could run for 6.2 miles. (Actually, my GPS says we did 6.48 miles, and I … Continue reading

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You Can Do Whatever You Want To Do

MOM: You can do whatever you want to do when you grow up. DAUGHTER: That’s not true, Mommy. You can’t walk on the ceiling. Touché.

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Why Did the Goose Cross the Road?

For those of you who could use a cheerful thought on a random March day, I offer you the following photo: The goose on the left served as a crossing guard for at least a dozen friends, stopping traffic in … Continue reading

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Modern Communication

Today I texted someone to see if they got my email. They called me to say they got my text. Modern communication. I can’t make this stuff up.

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If you take your daughter on a bike ride…

If you take your daughter on a bike ride, she’s going to want to stop and check the mail. If she checks the mail, she’s going to need your keys. When she hands you the mail, you are going to … Continue reading

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