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We’d just eaten lunch at the Big Chicken, a major landmark Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Marietta, Georgia, and as we walked through the parking lot afterwards, my husband asked, “Did you have to be so nice to the crazy …

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The other day I heard a song on the radio, and I thought that the DJ had pulled out some old song from the 1970s which I’d never heard before. It was pure funk, and I wondered how I’d missed …

It pays to post solutions to online forums where you can find them again, because you may very well need to go back and fix the same thing later. It’s been a booger of a computer year when one morning …

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I’d always heard that seeing a red-breasted robin signaled the beginning of spring weather. I never gave it much thought except to say the magic words when I saw the first red-breasted robin of the year: “I see a robin! …

Do Pets Remember Being Abducted by Aliens?

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This is probably the weirdest blog post I’ve written to date, and I am writing it in all seriousness. Our dog Dakota was sound asleep and actively dreaming, loudly yipping with her feet paddling as if she were running a …

 

The Whimsical Wait for a Colorful Spring

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Today is a whimsical day. Looking out at the rare Georgia snow, I am ready for the mellow days of Spring. My sweatpants are neon zebra-striped fuzzies in lime green, hot pink, lemon yellow, royal blue, black, white, and psychedelic …

 

Dinged With a Bad Book Review Over Editing?

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One of the biggest gripes between writers and reviewers is the subject of editing, or lack thereof. Nothing will get you dinged with a rotten review faster than a poorly edited book, and here’s the thing… some people are out …

 

How About Some Political Good News?

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I rarely follow the news. I have no idea what’s going on in the world unless so many people are talking about it, that the bad news enters into my sphere via word-of-mouth. Notice that I specifically said “bad news” …

 

Eyelashes: From Wicked Witches to Flirty Fun

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Ancient Aliens and the Age of Giants introduces you to Azazel, the Watcher, one of the 200 fallen angels who got in trouble for commingling with mankind. His band of rebels wanted to take human women as wives, and they …

 

The Gruesome History of False Teeth

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Did you know that dentures were originally made with real human teeth? And that the teeth came from dead people? Sometimes the teeth came from dead soldiers on the battlefield, which was the fate of the fallen soldiers during the …