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Stories that touch: The most wanted Maid (Episode 1)

Episode 1 Angela wiped the sweats off her face as she moped the floor of the kitchen. It was Saturday, so she has decided to keep everywhere clean and tidy. She did the cleaning in a hurry... This is just a brief summary, visit my site www...
by Typearls lifestyle on Jul 21, 2016

God and the blackbird

John James Audubon, American Crow, Plate 156 of Birds of America About an hour before Dad died I glanced out of his bedroom window and saw a crow. It was perched in a familiar poplar right at eye level and only a few yards away. I stopped to look at...

There is a balm in the back yard

The newest and greenest member of my personal cosmos. These guys like sunning themselves atop our wooden fence It’s been five weeks since Dad died. In that time I have found it difficult — impossible, really — to do thinking work, c...

Male prostitute: A chance encounter with a gigolo in lagos traffic

Personal story: Just recently , I was coming from to Maryland going towards to Ikeja, The weather was hot as usual, the air humid,  the traffic slower than usual ,it was like using teeth to cut... This is just a brief summary, visit my site www.ty...
by Typearls lifestyle on Jun 3, 2016

A beautiful life

Kristen, our youngest, under the CSX bridge at Ira Melton Park, a very short walk from our house. My son Henry took the picture last month Dad, my counselor and my rock, died Wednesday after fighting various cancers for several years. In the end it w...

When Baby Steps Go Too Far

I’ve talked about the importance of baby steps for years: Taking small steps, making small individual improvements, to get your family ever closer to real food and natural living goals. But what if it were possible to baby step your way right o...
by Kitchen Stewardship on May 9, 2016

Real Food {Cheats} Diaries: Busy Schedules with a Teenager, Late-Term Pregnancy and Picky Eaters

This story, the last in the Real Food {Cheats} Diaries, is one of being on opposite ends of the spectrum in many ways! Our featured reader was 33 weeks pregnant when she did this food diary but also has a 14-year-old daughter – talk about two very...
by Kitchen Stewardship on May 4, 2016

An Open Letter to Doctors Who Think Chronic Pain Patients Are “Hysterical”

If you're a doctor who thinks your chronic pain patient is "hysterical" and not really sick, you're adding emotional damage to her physical pain. Please read.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Apr 4, 2016

A New Addiction

I think I am addicted to cream cheese. Is that possible? Whenever I start eating it, I cannot stop until either I am gorged or it is finished. That is the sign of an addict. Right?Before I took my Christmas vacation, I bought two bricks of cream chee...
by A Writer's Blot on Apr 4, 2016

continued... 7 pounds

I was sitting in my favorite lunch restaurant, munching on a cheeseburger and fries, my diet completely abandoned. I was almost done when my friend, Mary, passed by my table. I could have ignored her but I caught her attention. I wanted to say someth...
by A Writer's Blot on Mar 24, 2016

7 pounds

One thing that invariably happens while vacationing is unwanted weight gain. Being sedentary instead of exercise, dining out instead of in, casually munching calorie laden morsels with friends (and more often than usual) all contribute to the inevita...
by A Writer's Blot on Mar 21, 2016

The Resurrection and Death of my Prize

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may remember my excitement to have finally gotten an avocado seed to sprout after roughly 20 years of trying. Here is the link in case you don't remember: http://awritersblot.blogspot.com/2013/09...
by A Writer's Blot on Mar 14, 2016

The Death and Resurrection of my Prize

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may remember my excitement to have finally gotten an avocado seed to sprout after roughly 20 years of trying. Here is the link in case you don't remember: http://awritersblot.blogspot.com/2013/09...
by A Writer's Blot on Mar 14, 2016

Princesses for a Day

I grew up visiting New Orleans. My grandparents' house was in uptown and we visited them about once a year, usually for about a week in the heat of August. When we visited, Dad always took us down to Jackson Square and usually also to +Cafe du Monde.
by A Writer's Blot on Feb 22, 2016

Music for Lent: Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska

 I first posted this a few years ago. It’s back. Image source: brucespringsteen.net It’s Lent, and I’ve been listening to Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska today. Which is appropriate, IMO. I was a DJ at my college radio station i...

Meeting the Neighbor

I mentioned, a few posts ago, that my son was ill the day Anne and I arrived at his house. What happened is that he was nervous about the condition of his house because he had just moved in a few months earlier. So he had a friend come to help him un...
by A Writer's Blot on Feb 12, 2016

The weight of God: William Lawrence Self in memoriam

William Lawrence Self (1932-2016) Aside from my father, no man has had a more lasting impact on my spiritual life than Bill Self, who baptized me, who was to me in my youth the very image of God. He died on Friday from complications of Lou GehrigR...

Why We’re Becoming a One-Car Family

The post Why We’re Becoming a One-Car Family appeared first on Club Thrifty. I hate having extra stuff laying around, especially when it is costing me money. Here's why we're getting rid of the van and making due with one car. The post Why We&#...
by Club Thrifty on Nov 11, 2015

Hilarious Happy Halloween Knock Knock Jokes 2015 Messages, Quotes

Hilarious Happy Halloween Knock Knock Jokes 2015 Messages, Quotes 1) Knock, Knock!! Who’s there? Ivan. Ivan who? Ivan to suck your blood!   2) Knock, Knock!! Who’s there? Twick. Twick who? Twick or Tweet!   3) Knock, Knock!! Who’s th...
by Father Day Wishes on Oct 30, 2015

4 of My Most Interesting Side Hustles

The post 4 of My Most Interesting Side Hustles appeared first on Club Thrifty. Dudes, I have worked a gajillion jobs over the years. 27 to be exact. Some were great. Some were not so great. While I've learned something from all of them, there are def...
by Club Thrifty on Sep 4, 2015


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