I’m Baaaack!

Posted Nov 30 2009

National Novel Writing Month officially ends today, which means my self-imposed exile from Blogland is over. I’ve really missed you guys, and I’m planning to spend the week trekking through my entire list of Followers and catching up with each and every one of you. (Thank God I’m not Vodka Mom, or I’d have to […]

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Question of the Day: Cezanne or Picasso?

Posted Nov 26 2009 in

A writing buddy of mine recently sent me an essay by Malcolm Gladwell comparing the lives of Picasso and Cezanne. (If you want to read the entire essay, click here.) According to the author, Picasso was a prodigy — a proficient and popular artist from an early age. His works that sell best at auction […]

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Web Wednesday/My Little Town: Play

Posted Nov 25 2009 in ,

This video, shot right here in My Little Town, was filmed completely on an iPhone.

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One Thing I’m Thankful For

Posted Nov 24 2009

Last Monday I came home from work depressed and out-of-this-world grouchy. We were short on money at the clinic, and I thought we were going to have to cut back on our pharmacy purchases, which is how we supply the uninsured in Dayton with the kind of drugs you can’t buy at Wal-Mart for $4. […]

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New Option for Saving Energy

Posted Nov 23 2009

Through a joint partnership between the United Way, the Engineering Department at a local university, and our natural gas provider, we had an energy audit done at the clinic recently. Before I share the results, let me provide some demographics on the staff (most of whom are part-time): 1 female in her 60’s5 females in […]

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A Different View of Man’s Best Friend

Posted Nov 20 2009

Not sure what brought this to mind, but it cracks me up, and I figured since you’re all pretty twisted, you’d enjoy it, too. Years ago, when I worked at the local community college, there was a blind student and her guide dog who HATED each other. The girl was always yelling at the dog. […]

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Web Wednesday: God and Dog

Posted Nov 18 2009 in

To see more works by Wendy Francisco, check out her website.

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Blog Success Story

Posted Nov 17 2009

Elizabeth Stelling, aka Chef E, author of seven (this woman is seriously demented) blogs, including TMI and Food Poetry, has been recruited by KGNU, out of Boulder, Colorado to read her poetry on their “Crops to Cuisine” show. To hear her maiden performance, go to the KGNU schedule, and select the “Metro” listing at 3 […]

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My Little Town: 17 Bumper Stickers

Posted Nov 16 2009 in

On the way to work the other day, I followed this pickup truck. Most of his bumper stickers weren’t memorable, but two caught my attention. The first said: Rosie O’Donnell AmericanJane Fonda TraitorCindy Sheehan Bitches and I thought, Cindy Sheehan? Really? Because it seemed a little harsh to lump a woman who lost her son […]

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Fiction Friday on Hiatus: Old Joke #23

Posted Nov 13 2009 in

(Fiction Friday is on sabbatical until NaNoWriMo is over.) In its place, an old joke I found lying around: A young bride and groom are undressing on their wedding night when the bride notices that her new husband has very odd-looking knees. “What happened?” she asks. “I had the kneesles,” he says. “Don’t you mean […]

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