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Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Wednesday of My Life May 29, 2016

It’s summer, summer being defined as “that period of time in which you don’t have to get up and go to school,” and that conjures up a lot of images.  Long, lazy days in the sun; books to be read; frozen drinks; swimming; and all manner of recreational activities. Except for us working folks, for…

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How Can Legal Ghostwriting Help Your Career? May 27, 2016

There are many fields which touch on the law but don’t directly involve lawyers such as law enforcement, insurance, health care liability, and anything involving contracts.  If you are involved in these fields, how can legal ghostwriting help you? Odds are, you know a great deal about your profession.  You have experience, training, and insight. …

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BOOK REVIEW: Thanks for the Trouble May 27, 2016

Thanks for the Trouble Thanks for the Trouble, by Tommy Wallach, is more proof of my theory that if you really want something interesting, compelling, thought provoking, and different you should look in the Young Adult section. In this book, the narrator, Parker, is a troubled kid who hasn’t spoken a word in five years.…

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Bathroom Etiquette May 22, 2016

As I sat down to do my business I looked to the right out of habit and saw that there was a basic violation of bathroom etiquette: there were approximately one and a half squares of toilet paper clinging to a brown cardboard tube. Something inside me snapped.  This is a professional office.  There are…

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BOOK REVIEW: I Wish I Could Remember You May 20, 2016

I Wish I Could Remember You My review of “I Wish I Could Remember You” by L.J. Epps is the latest stop on the BookBear Virtual Book Tour for the book. I was provided with a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. The main character in this book is Emily…

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Most Likely To . . . What??? May 15, 2016

  Most Likely to…..Participate? It is May and that means it is nearing the end of the school year, which in turn means that there are eighty kabillion dinners, awards ceremonies, and concerts.  Each of these has speeches of appreciation which, while sincere, are more or less identical.  We couldn’t do it without the dedication…

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BOOK REVIEW: Bernadette Peters Hates Me May 13, 2016

Bernadette Peters Hates Me: True Tales From A Delusional Man “Bernadette Peters Hates Me” has got to be one of the best titles of all time. Doesn’t it make you want to know why on Earth Bernadette Peters would hate anyone? The cover of this book is pretty awesome, too, a work of art in…

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Pollen Season May 8, 2016

I have a superpower.  I can take ordinary grocery items, like lettuce and milk and Little Debbie Snack Cakes, and turn them into pounds and pounds of pollen-induced mucus.  I can do this without, apparently, expending a single calorie.  It is the one thing at which my body is remarkably efficient.  I do this at…

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BOOK REVIEW: The Road to Little Dribbling May 6, 2016

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain The Road to Little Dribbling, by Bill Bryson is a really funny book. It is mostly a travelogue, but it is also a rant about progress that really takes us backwards, people’s foolishness in general, and a lack of understanding about the importance of…

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Taste the Rainbow May 1, 2016

My hall bathroom looks like someone tasted the rainbow and it didn’t agree with them.  Pink, blue, green, bleach and black stains have seeped into the marble and tile and long outlasted the hair for which the colors were originally intended.  Both of my children, the boychild and the girlchild, have decided that the color…

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