Monthly Archives: September 2014


When I was a kid, we often had a homemade condiment in our house that my dad called ketchup.  I was never quite sure why he called it ketchup because it didn’t bear any resemblance to Heinz, but it sure … Continue reading

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As I mentioned before, my daughter is struggling this year.  All kinds of things are making it hard for her.  School starts at 8am, and she’s nocturnal, so she’s exhausted all the time.  The friends she’s had since daycare days … Continue reading

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10 rules for dating teenage me

This one is hard.  Cause I didn’t date as a teenager.  We hung out in packs and stuff, and people paired off, but I wasn’t one of those people.  The guys I had crushes on never crushed back, and I … Continue reading

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We don’t really have proms in Canada.  Or maybe they have them now.  It’s been a long time since I was in high school.  I graduated 26 years ago.  Anyway, we didn’t have a prom but we had grad, which … Continue reading

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I’ve been reading a bunch of Mark Manson’s articles lately.  If you haven’t checked this guy out, you really should.  I’m finding his writing very thought provoking. Anyway, today’s writing prompt is about regrets.  Is there a past experience I’d … Continue reading

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Over 300 channels and there’s nothing on

I have cable.  Where I live, cable is stupidly expensive.  You have to pay small pile of money each month for a cable box, and on top of that, a big pile of money for a bunch of channels that you … Continue reading

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Dear books, I love you

It’s International Literacy Day.  So (with the help of September Writing Prompt #8), I’ve decided to share with you the top five books that changed my life. 1.  The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham.  I read this one in high school. … Continue reading

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