Monthly Archives: November 2012

Oh Large Evergreen Tree Covered In Lights That Celebrates No Holiday In Particulaaarrrr

Rhode Island will be lighting a “Holiday Tree” in the capital. Oh. Brother. There comes a point when all this all-inclusive-offend-no-one-free-thinking stuff becomes exclusive, offensive and closed-minded. Apparently Rhode Island has found that point and embraced it. This stuff just … Continue reading

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The Corpse Bride

Last weekend Brenna attended a wedding with her grandmother. She was relaying the day to me and said “The bride was beautiful, Mommy. I took a picture with her and the corpse.” Me: “Uh…the who?” “Ya know, the corpse she was marrying!” … Continue reading

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Immigration, Amateur Wrestling and Souvlaki

With the Gaza Strip in the news recently I’ve been thinking about my first job in a hole in the wall greek and italian restaurant. My months there were like living in a Saturday Night Live sketch. One of the … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas- Even Though It’s Not

As we pulled out of the drive-through with my coffee Brenna asked “Mom, why is that cup decorated for Christmas? It’s still fall, we haven’t even had Thanksgiving yet!” When you’re four and just getting the handle on the seasons, … Continue reading

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Your Idea Here plus Creepy Family

Okay so I was going to go light-hearted today but I was drawing a complete blank. Oh, and speaking of drawing- sent Brenna off with her pencils and paper today to make Thanksgiving cards for shut-ins (after explaining what a shut-in was) … Continue reading

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Opening Floodgates in 3…2…1

After this I pledge to get back to light-hearted-you’ll-never-guess-what-my-little-one-just-said-bubbly-nonsense-posts. But right now I have some ranting to do. Bear with me if it’s lacking in a coherent pattern; I’m blowing off steam stream of conscious style. I like to think I’m … Continue reading

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A Couple of Poems to Soften the Blow of A New Four Gift Rule.

Our family will be starting a new tradition this Christmas. The Four Gift Rule. It’s really very simple; the kids get four gifts: one thing they want, one they read, one they wear and one they need. There’s a lot … Continue reading

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