Monthly Archives: June 2013

Oh Paula Deen, what were you thinking?

No doubt you have heard of Paula Deen’s seemingly career-ending mishap, but if you have not, here is a recap:  The celebrity chef admitted in a deposition, under oath, that she had used the n-word in the past, years ago, according … Continue reading

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Fixing the fixer: How I adjusted my communication style to keep from driving my loved ones to drink

There is something about preparing to go on vacation that stretches a person’s to-do list to ridiculous proportions.  There are suddenly loose ends at work, things to be bought, laundry to be washed.  The cat must be dropped off and … Continue reading

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Slowing it all down

I’m a few days into my return to work after an enchanting vacation with my family.  This was like none other in that there was not much to do other than nothing.  Not much sight-seeing beyond this stunning scenery, no … Continue reading

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Suppressing my inner Debra Winger

The 1983 film Terms of Endearment with Shirley MacClaine and Debra Winger has a semi-comedic scene that stands out among many remarkable scenes from that film.  Debra Winger, playing a young, frazzled, self-involved mother, is in a grocery store parking lot, … Continue reading

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Finding me

I think it started last month with the book. It was a Saturday, and I had just laid my daughter down for her nap. My son was entertaining himself, and I had a little time on my hands. The house … Continue reading

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