Monthly Archives: August 2010

Halloween Already?


This morning one of those “Spirit Halloween” trucks barreled past you in order to get to the strip mall and set up shop.  The “Spirit” chain has been around for some years now;  you still wonder what those folks do … Continue reading

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The Last, First Day of School


As back to school time begins for everyone, you remember so well, your last, first day of school, in the fall of 2009.  You took a picture of your handsome son standing beside his car, ready to drive off to high … Continue reading

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Gluten-free: You too, Huh?


This morning you went to Whole Foods and stood in front of their ‘gluten-free’ section.  They have a huge refrigerator case well-stocked with all kinds of wheat-free selections, from waffles to burritos.  A dear friend of yours is stuck at … Continue reading

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Mama 911


You never thought the day would come when you said this, but Mama needs to be able to speak her needs more often.  If she can’t dial 911, she needs to at least be able to fuss at someone else to … Continue reading

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Today, Instead of Helicoptering, You Promise to…


Instead of helicoptering, today you will: 1. Call Mama instead.   “Honey?” she says.  “Where are you? It sounds like you’re in the middle of a rainforest.”  (Note to self:  get out of the car wash first, so you can … Continue reading

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College Shopping: Top Ten!


Top ten organizational/storage products that your students have enjoyed over the years, 9 carried at Target: 1.  Canvas storage bins to place under the desk, bed, or up on a closet shelf.  Bed, Bath and Beyond has these, too. 2. … Continue reading

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Here’s What College Looks Like


http://www.google.com/ Laptop, cords, books, binders, desk supplies, lamp, desk, chair, water bottle or two, bed and poster.  What’s off-screen is the flat screen, cords (this is a guy’s room, so it’s all about electronics and cords), dresser and closet.  Footlocker and … Continue reading

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