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Marathon Mystery

There are many marathon stories swirling around BlogLand these days with the recent events in Boston. Some stories tragic, others victorious, others angst-ridden, and all against the backdrop of a 26.2 mile fight to the finish. This story is a bit different.  It’s a mystery. Mix one cup of marathon with 1 liter of hurricane. […]

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Tulips

My husband handed me a large, beautifully wrapped package.  Four pairs of little-boy eyes watched in anticipation.  One boy said excitedly, “You’re gonna cry, Mommy!”  I carefully peeled back the paper and revealed the gift: an oil painting of tulips.  Wow. No tears came.  But I did smile.  “Thank you, honey!  It’s…it’s beautiful!” Tulips had

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My Interview with “Red”- a Corner Newspaper Salesman

My trunk is full of groceries as I pull up to the corner and turn on my blinker. Out of the corner of my eye I see a man standing near me, leaning on a cane, wearing a black coat and a hat to ward off the cold wind. He’s selling newspapers for $1. I

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How to Make it Look Like You Know Nothing About Football

While many women are unabashedly enthusiastic football fans, providing praise-worthy recreational companionship for their significant others, others of us like to keep a low profile, drawing on the element of surprise to garner the admiration of our sweeties. For me, I fall into the latter camp, and have used many verbal strategies over my 12

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