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“Mommy Moments”


The ABC’s Continued…

And so as not to leave you hanging I bring you The ABC's continued...chapter N-Z! (A-M: N- NO. The single most meaningless word in the parent language. It truthfully has zero comprehendible meaning. Appropriate replies include: but but but, WHYYYYYYY, aw c’mon, I hate you, you hate me, and any combination of stomping, crying, door slamming, pouting, and tantrum-ing. O- Obstinate. See also toddler, tween. I may just die if they do … [Read More...]

the KMFP



Some have “retired”, some have been “punished”, and others will likely remain nameless.  Regardless, the internet bullying scandal involving my once-proud alma mater is as closed as it appears to ever being, and it’s time to “get back to” the proverbial “basics”. After all, as Whitney Houston so gracefully once sang – before doing an ass-ton of drugs and dying – “I believe the children are our future”… and there’s absolute truth to that. It’s time to evolve from … [Read More...]



Who’s to Blame?

The banker is here, Nothing more I can do. I wish I could play the victim, And he the villain. A chunk of metal cradles my palm, Never fully understanding its power. Heavy with regret, I sign … [Read More...]

Barbara Anne



I am going to go back and reference “Who Said That?” once again.  (  I had included, “The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.  Do good anyway.” a quote … [Read More...]

“Flammable” Content


“Conversations With Mother” – There’s a Monkey on my Back

Conversations w/Mother: (She's walking on my back, trying to adjust it between chiropractor visits – and yes, I KNOW this is dangerous, but I live on the edge when I'm in pain...) Me: Now don't … [Read More...]



Chasing the Sunset

Some time ago, the sun peaked ever so slightly above the Eastern horizon. Doctors shouted orders, nurses hustled about the maternity ward and a woman I would call “Mom” gave one final push. The sun … [Read More...]

Be My Guest


Conversations with MY Mother

As hard as it is to come to terms with, I realize that my talent alone cannot carry this site, though I’ll never quite understand that… Aside from what I feel is already a first-rate staff, I’d … [Read More...]

The Life of Brian


Letting Go

My fellow fifth-graders and I at Progress South Elementary were all abuzz.  The classroom was bursting with even more energy than usual. Today, we would be starting our class project.  Each of the … [Read More...]

Dueling Pianos


Review – “Sabotage”

One movie… two reviews. Will they agree… will they disagree… will they MF each other and take this “Dueling Pianos” section to “must read” status in no time at all? Hell, I don’t know – what I … [Read More...]

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