Preserving Memories

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Close to nine years ago, my mom shipped me a box of “stuff” that she cleared out of her attic.  The box contained my old baby clothes, a few toys, a Timex Sinclair 1000 computer (yes, I know), and a few other odds and ends.  My first thought was, “Why is she sending me this junk?”  Irritated, I packed the box back up and put it in the storage space – for some reason I didn’t have the heart to throw the things out. 

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Hey Mom, Dad – Look, I’m Suing!

My promise to kids

By now you’ve all heard the story about New Jersey teen, Rachel Canning.  Miss Canning is attempting to sue her parents for financial support, among other things, after moving out of their home because she didn’t want to abide by their rules.  There has been a lot of commentary about the situation, with many folks recalling their own childhood and how their parents would have handed their butts to them if they had tried to pull such a stunt. (more…)


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Foodie Friday: Louisiana Pralines

Happy Valentine’s Day Y’all!  Battling all of these northeast winter storms, and just having had to shovel nearly a foot of snow makes me long for New Orleans – where today’s high will be in the mid-60’s.  (Jealous)  One of the home-town treats that I’ve been missing are pralines, or “pecan candy” as native New Orleanians call it.  It’s usually my staple souvenir whenever I travel home and friends or co-workers ask me to bring them something back. 

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2014: The Year of Completion

New Year 2014

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At the start of each New Year, it’s pretty common for folks to make resolutions:  losing weight, starting better eating habits, going back to school, etc.  Unfortunately most resolutions are null and void before the month of January is even over. (more…)


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