Monthly Archives: December 2008

Fixed!

My husband and I collectively have more than a decade’s worth of higher education between us. He’s got an M.D., and I have a master’s degree. But those vaunted degrees don’t mean diddly when it comes to stubborn household appliances. … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Just a quick drive-by post to say “Merry Christmas” to everyone who celebrates this holiday. I’m having a lovely Christmas Day at home with my family, a lot of incredibly good food, and too much wrapping paper. We had all … Continue reading

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Everyone Has One: Least Favorite Christmas Songs

I just had a horrible Christmas flashback. Last year, my husband uploaded/downloaded all our Christmas CDs to our computer in our home office so¬†he can play them in the family room via the Squeezebox. Last year, we listened to a … Continue reading

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The death of Deep Throat

Mark Felt, 95, died today. I wondered for years who Deep Throat was. I remember paging back through my worn copy of All the President’s Men, trying to piece together all the possibilities. I loved it when newsmagazines and journals … Continue reading

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Hire me…I’ll make you laugh, at least

Applying for freelance gigs can be a frustrating experience. There you are, humbly yet confidently asking for work while trying to walk the fine line of selling yourself and your sterling qualities while not coming across as an arrogant jerk. … Continue reading

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Lessons You Don’t Learn in a J-School Classroom

A terrific quote appeared in a story by Marc Parry of Albany, New York’s timesunion.com today. The article about the increasing popularity of journalism as a college major¬†mentioned the lousy job market for journalists these days but noted that many … Continue reading

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Snow

It snowed in the Deep South yesterday and last night, leaving a nice coating of the white stuff in many places unaccustomed to it. Like my friend’s yard in New Orleans. We only got a smattering of snow at my … Continue reading

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