Drugs, Privacy and School Policy

Brace yourselves, I’m about to be angry and bitter.  Those who’ve run into me in the last week know this is not a new attitude lately. Our local paper featured this article this week: Wood County Schools institutes drug testing.   For those of you who aren’t feeling reading the whole article, the sum up is […]

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Grandma’s Recipe Collection

Photo by Isaiah on Pexels.com I’ve inherited, or perhaps been saddled with, my grandmother’s recipe collection.  For some this might be a cause for celebration.  And an old collection full of beloved recipes perfected over years is an undeniable treasure for any cook. This, however, is not what I’ve got.  My grandma hates cooking.  I […]

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#hashtag

I had to explain hashtags to my mother the other day.  She’s 65 and teaches a Bible study for teenagers.  I’ll say upfront this was not her idea.  Mom’s never been one to try to keep up with what the kids of today are into in an effort to reach them.  This was her study […]

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Little Boxes

People are like little boxes, filled with beautiful things, ugly rotten slime, broken shiny pieces, sharp edges, snippets of songs and little lose screws that nobody knows what they go to, all tucked away in a maze of folded and crumple tissue paper.  There’s a certain amount of bubble wrap in there as well.  I […]

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Thoughts On Consumption

There have been an odd series of events in my life that have dovetailed with each other quite nicely.  One is my reading Modest Wellness, a blog by Sarah, who writes about mental health, veganism and other topics with such an easy voice that I feel as though we’re having a conversation over coffee rather […]

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The To-Do List

Ugh, another day another to-do list. I’m told this is part of being an adult, which I feel is a bit of a truth universally acknowledged.  While Jane Austin was talking about marriage, I’m pretty sure the same thing applies to to-to lists.  Having one is something we all feel is correct and proper.  Of course, […]

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Paintings of Glass

Several years ago I took an art class at a local community college.  Why?  Well, I was bored and it was free.  Long story very short, it turned out to be largely a still life class, I learned a lot and, while I developed some skill, I discovered I don’t have any actual talent. However, […]

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