October 1, 2014 NaBloPoMo Day 1

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Infertility and Other People's Pregnancies (and Children)

 I’ve been in hiding for the last couple of weeks. Overwhelmed with all there has been, and still is, for me to do. Frustrated with myself about all of the things that I haven’t been able to get done....more

Dear People of Craigslist

 Dear People of Craigslist and Facebook Virtual Yard Sales, You probably remember me. Actually, no, scratch that, you probably have no recollection of me at all....more

There Are No Sides

 One of my friends is in love with a police officer. She has been struggling with how to respond and process the events in Ferguson, but she is doing so from a slightly different angle than a lot of us....more
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Angels

 The New York Times, in an article that was otherwise contemplative and measured, said that Michael Brown, the young man who was shot and killed in Ferguson on August 9th, was “no angel”. People are, understandably, upset about that choice of words. Indeed, even the author of the article said that he would change them if he had another edit....more

Is Suicide Selfish?

 To begin with, my deepest condolences go out to the family of Robin Williams as well as to all the other families who have lost a loved one to mental illness.  You have my sympathies, as do the people who have been lost.  Every time someone, anyone, commits suicide the word comes up. Selfishness....more

Retirement Planning: 10 Things You Need to Know

  Hello Everyone! I am still in way over my head with this move (moving is really one of the worst experiences ever, even when the move is the best possible thing for your family)....more

How to Keep Pets Safe During Storms and Fireworks

There are only two things Fuzzy hates, thunderstorms and fireworks....more
What I usually do if there's a firework or thunder is I play a calming music so that my dog will ...more

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