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Laughing Our Way Into The Teen Years

“So you’re telling me, that if you saw Adolf Hilter walking down the street, you wouldn’t kill him?” “Well that’s not what I was saying. But sure, let’s talk about this…entirely new topic”. My fourteen year old daughter has had a quick wit that belied her age since I was […]

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Happy 100th Birthday to These 100 People, Places and Things

The 19th Amendment celebrates its 100th in 2020! If still alive, we’d be singing happy 100th birthday to Charles Bukowski and Agatha Christie too, as well as to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise…if you fancy singing to a book. But wait, there’s more turning 100 in 2020! Including […]

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She was smearing globs of whipped sweet cream butter onto a raisin scone cut without fanfare into bite-sized pieces. A pair of crusty, acute triangular ends caked in crystallized sugars were all that remained. They are his favorite; he has a thing for finales. Yet he didn’t intervene in hers. […]

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The 2020 Guide to the Best Vacations for Teens

Best Vacations for Teens No matter what your teen digs, I got you covered with a destination recommendation to delight them (and you!) in my guide to the best vacations for teens in 2020. Here’s a baker’s dozen of choice locales, from Memphis, Tennessee to Krakow, Poland and Brooklyn NYC […]

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She was smearing globs of whipped sweet cream butter onto a raisin scone cut without fanfare into bite-sized pieces. A pair of crusty, acute triangular ends caked in crystallized sugars were all that remained. They are his favorite; he has a thing for finales. Yet he didn’t intervene in hers. […]

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She doted on me at my half-filled two top, making me feel like the celebrity my Gaylord keycard lied and said I was. Leesa made sure I stayed hydrated while in her care, on account of the altitude and my not being an acclimatized native. A mile high, forever grounded. […]

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Happy 100th Birthday to These 100 People, Places and Things

The 19th Amendment celebrates its 100th in 2020! If still alive, we’d be singing happy 100th birthday to Charles Bukowski and Agatha Christie too, as well as to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise…if you fancy singing to a book. But wait, there’s more turning 100 in 2020! Including […]

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