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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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The Equal Rights Amendment That Isn’t A Constitutional Amendment Quite Yet

According to the ERA Coalition, “94% of people nationwide across aisles support an amendment to the constitution guaranteeing equal rights for women and 80% of people believe it already exists.” It is time to finally, FFS, add an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Equal Rights Amendment That […]

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The Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip is Downtown at The Met

A three cheese blend. Artichoke hearts. Sauteed spinach. We’ve all had it somewhere, at some some point. But this here, this version of spinach and artichoke dip was and is next level. The way The Metropolitan Downtown in Cheyenne Wyoming prepares their dip is both richer and lighter, fluffy almost, […]

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On Winning the World Cup As An Underdog

I know this stretch well. I’ve driven it on sunny Sunday mornings and foggy AF Tuesday afternoons too, as my two daughters merrily rolled along taking selfies in the 2nd and 3rd rows but also alone and lonely with a spinning head pushing dangerous thoughts with more passive-aggression than a […]

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A three cheese blend. Artichoke hearts. Sauteed spinach. We’ve all had it somewhere, at some some point. But this here, this version of spinach and artichoke dip was and is next level. The way The Metropolitan Downtown in Cheyenne Wyoming prepares their dip is both richer and lighter, fluffy almost, […]

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