Monthly Archives: February 2009

Go read my article in Her Nashville

Hey, look, I’m famous! Well, sort of. Remember my rant about all the junk at my parents left at my house at Thanksgiving? You know…The Mom Bomb? Well, that blog post has turned into a feature article in the March … Continue reading

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The end of winter

Remember that expression “March comes in like a lion but goes out like a lamb”? Every first grade class in history has done an art project with this theme, usually with heavy emphasis on cotton balls. Well, it’s almost March. It … Continue reading

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You already used that word

In college, I took a twentieth-century literature course from a professor who constantly used the word “ostensibly.” He used it so much that I started keeping track one day in class. I had notched more than a dozen marks in the … Continue reading

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Which one of these is not like the others?

How’s this for random? My Amazon.com recommendations today include 1) Sometimes I Wonder if Poodle Like Noodles by Laura Numeroff, author of my son’s beloved If You Give a Mouse a Cookie… books, 2) Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus … Continue reading

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The book you couldn’t–or wouldn’t–finish

Admit it. You have one. You must have one. A book that you just couldn’t finish.  A book that you just didn’t like. And you’re not going to apologize for it anymore. Author Brendan Halpin couldn’t get through A Confederacy … Continue reading

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Fast. Good. Cheap. Pick two.

About ten years ago, I worked for a non-profit organization in Memphis, and we contracted with a local ad agency to produce some brochures for a  new fundraising campaign.  The agency, the name of which I have regrettably forgotten, was generously … Continue reading

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Why was this never a holiday when I was a kid?

So it’s President’s Day today. The powers that be merged George Washington’s birthday (Feb. 22) with Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (Feb. 12), did some fancy math and chose…the third Monday in February to honor these great former leaders of our country. … Continue reading

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