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Happy, Messy New Year

Have you ever had a moment so pure that you never wanted it to end? I had one the other day. And it’s stuck in my head, like that catchy pop tune I keep hearing on the radio that I hated but now I secretly love.  I was running errands with my kids last weekend....

My Sake Cup Is Half-Full

Every so often, I sit back with a cup of coffee, or a martini, and think about how I can be a better person and improve my life and the lives of those around me. Sometimes I’m forced to do this without the benefit of liquids or even food but with the addition of atoning....

My New Year’s Evolution

New Year’s Eve is upon us. As usual, our plans for tonight didn’t solidify until a few days ago because we’ve been a little busy. I’ve had family around and have been in and out of town with them and with the kids. Then, some friends who used to live here, but moved away, decided...

Klatsch Hund No More

My name is Dewlaps and I am a recovering online tabloid gossip addict. It’s been over two months since I last looked at my three tabloid gossip web sites. (Note that I am still using the possessive “my”.) The three sites I used to look at every day. Multiple times a day. To make sure...

Sparkling Wine

This is the year….That I pledge to do the usual: lose weight, be a better parent (not nicer, better), be a better spouse (see better parent), be a better friend (yes, nicer) and be less rigid. I will continue with my ongoing quest to find what it is that I am supposed to be doing...

Boredom

Every so often, boredom sets in and I start to fantasize about what I want to do at this next phase of life. In my 40′s, kids more self sufficient, re-married, financially stable. I still don’t believe that I have found my calling but I have hope. I’ve been good at every job I’ve ever...