Monthly Archives: October 2014

Chrysanthemums and God…An Atheist’s Perspective

I love fall. I’m a sucker for the changing leaves, the first chill in the air, hot apple cider, Halloween, corn mazes, college football, hay rides and pumpkins. And then there are chrysanthemums…the official flowers of fall. I must confess … Continue reading

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October Funny Friday

October Funny Friday Today’s post is October’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 … Continue reading

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Do you suffer from Escalophobia, Genophobia or Mycophobia? I fear for you.

To find the phobia that suits you best, visit The other night I quite accidentally overcame my lifelong fear of down escalators (escalaphobia); and I was almost too engrossed in my new book to notice. In fact, being distracted … Continue reading

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22 Ways to Check the Weather Forecast After You’ve Dropped Your iPhone in the Toilet and Forgotten to Pay the Cable Bill

Early this morning, while helping my son Andrew get ready for school, I opened the front door to get a glimpse of this newly hatched day….and let the dogs out to do their taxes.* The sky was rosy pink. 1) … Continue reading

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Is a Car Wash the Best Place for Cleaning Baseball Pants?

A couple of months ago, baseball moms from Sheboygan to Seattle watched in amazement as a man used a car wash power sprayer to clean his son’s baseball pants that had been stained beyond recognition. In the wildly popular viral video, … Continue reading

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Why Am I Gaining Weight?

Today was one of those mornings where I stood there, staring blankly into my closet, convinced that someone was breaking in and stealing all the clothes that fit me. It happens a lot, actually. I stand there, bemused at all … Continue reading

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21 Ways to Get Rid of Jehovah’s Witnesses and Pantry Moths**

“You can’t go wrong buying a house in Woodlake. It’s a fantastic place to raise a family. You’ll have access to the Swift Creek Resevoir, miles of tree-lined walking trails, some of the best schools in Virginia, shopping, community pools….. … Continue reading

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