No more Irish Goodbyes on social media for me

I am a master at the “Irish Goodbye” and I’m almost 99 percent sure that it is listed under my professional skills on LinkedIn (please go endorse me). I enjoy being a part of the action, but in real life and in the virtual world, sometimes I quietly leave, unnoticed ... Read More »

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The Balancing Act of Love and Anger

The concept of disagreeing with someone’s worldview yet still loving that person or still maintaining a good relationship with that person seems to be a forgotten one in 21st century America. Polarization— the act of forcing a Republican who might be moderate into the right- wing, reactionary club because he ... Read More »

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The Human Torch tries to cook

I love dinnertime. I love food. I inhale food. Food is life. However, if you’ve had the opportunity to spend any time with me, you know that the cooking gene skipped me, I am impatient and I, sadly, only have the ability to burn things in the kitchen. It is ... Read More »

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Fallout over new hire at Clerk’s office

Fallout over controversial hiring at Orange County Clerk’s Office By Rhetta Peoples Orange county voters leaned in to listen to a recent story that aired last week about Orange County Clerk of Courts, Tiffany Moore Russell’s decision to hire her former aide, Attorney Roberta Walton as Self-Help Division Manager. While ... Read More »

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Back to the reality of driving…6 big gripes!

After 10 days of travel, not having to drive a car, coming back to the reality of the road I’m reminded of my pet peeves when it comes to driving. It doesn’t matter in which city you live, these rule benders happen everywhere… Non-use of directional “blinkers”. Why, why, why ... Read More »

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Why I let my kids buy school lunch every day

All three of my school-aged kids buy school lunch nearly every day. We started by packing all of their lunches in preschool but gradually they have each requested we stop doing that. I’ve read a lot of posts about why moms pack their lunches for their kids, from food-sensitivity reasons to money-saving ... Read More »

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A letter to my Labor & Delivery Nurse

A letter to my labor & delivery nurse- You probably don’t remember me. I had my baby over three months ago, so you’ve had lots of moms and babies come through those doors since I had my little one, but there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of you. ... Read More »

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Helping an “Agent of STEAM” Achieve Her Dreams

Helping an “Agent of STEAM” Achieve Her Dreams   Helping an “Agent of STEAM” Achieve Her Dreams The efforts of educational institutions assisting students in their academic quests should not end when the last school bus leaves, or the last car pulls away from the schools doors for summer break. There ... Read More »

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Evil Dead series offers light to horror revisits

If anything’s constantly rising from the dead in the horror world, it’s the tale themselves. These Texan massacres are endless and good ol’ Jason Voorhees has been shown to us so many times that he feels like a family friend, albeit a deadly one. It’s a simple solution for a ... Read More »

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